Flood Emergency Warning Lancaster Co from NWS

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.


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