BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Columbia SC 211 PM EDT SUN SEP 16 2018 ...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR LANCASTER AND CHESTERFIELD COUNTIES... The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Lancaster County in central South Carolina... Chesterfield County in central South Carolina... * Until 800 PM EDT. * At 210 PM EDT, Doppler radar, automated rain gauges, and public reports have indicated heavy rain has been falling across the warned area. Between 5 and 15 inches of rain has fallen, with the highest amounts across Chesterfield county. Flash flooding is already occurring, with additional rainfall expected. This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Lancaster and Chesterfield Counties. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Lancaster, Cheraw, Pageland, Kershaw, Chesterfield, Elgin, Heath Springs, Irwin, Mcbee, Jefferson, Ruby, Patrick, Mount Croghan and Lancaster Mill. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches remain possible in the warned area. In addition, rainfall from further north across the Charlotte Metro area is expected to flow into portions of Lancaster county through the evening. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... GET TO THE HIGHEST FLOOR OF THE NEAREST BUILDING! This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are under an evacuation order. Most flooding deaths occur in vehicles. Never drive through a flooded roadway or around barricades. Turn around, don`t drown.