Flash Flood warning extended to 11:45 a.m. for Horry, Marion, Florence, Georgetown counties

Flash Flood warning extended to 11:45 a.m. for Horry, Marion, Florence, Georgetown counties

(WMBF) - The National Weather service has extended the flash flood warning until 11:45 a.m. Monday for counties in South Carolina including Horrry, Marion, Williamsburg, Florence, and Georgetown.

Full text of the NWS Flash Flood Warning issued at 6:00 a.m. Monday and in effect until 11:45 a.m. Monday:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... CENTRAL COLUMBUS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA... BRUNSWICK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA... NEW HANOVER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA... HORRY COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA... SOUTHWESTERN MARION COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA... WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA... SOUTHERN FLORENCE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA... GEORGETOWN COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 1145 AM EDT

* AT 550 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FALLING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. AN AREA OF TORRENTIAL RAINFALL WITH RATES OF 1 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR CONTINUED TO ROTATE ONSHORE AND ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL THIS MORNING...AND THAT IS ON TOP OF THE 10 TO 20 INCHES OR MORE WHICH HAS FALLEN SINCE FRIDAY. AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 5 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE THROUGH NOON. MANY ROADS ARE ALREADY CLOSED AND SOME COMMUNITIES MAY BE INACCESSIBLE...THIS RAINFALL WILL ONLY ENHANCE OR PROLONG ONGOING FLOODING

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... WILMINGTON...MYRTLE BEACH...CONWAY...NORTH MYRTLE BEACH...LELAND... GEORGETOWN...OAK ISLAND...LAKE CITY...CAROLINA BEACH...DEBORDIEU COLONY...SURFSIDE BEACH...SHALLOTTE...SUNSET BEACH...KINGSTREE... WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...KURE BEACH...HOLDEN BEACH...OCEAN ISLE BEACH...CASWELL BEACH AND BALD HEAD ISLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS... INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 413 AND 416. INTERSTATE 140 US ROUTE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 421 AND 434. US ROUTE 17 IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 44. SC HIGHWAY 31 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 5 AND 24. SC HIGHWAY 22 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 26.

* AFFECTED AREAS: FLORENCE ... GEORGETOWN ... HORRY ... MARION ... WILLIAMSBURG

Instructions:

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO JUDGE THE DEPTH OF WATER RUNNING ACROSS A ROADWAY...AND THE ROAD SURFACE MAY BE ERODED OR WASHED AWAY. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON AT 800 - 697 - 3901 WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

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