Updated Flood Warning

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Update: Flash Flood Warning issued September 16 at 12:25PM EDT expiring September 16 at 2:15PM EDT by NWS Columbia SC

Areas Affected: Kershaw, SC; Chesterfield, SC; Lancaster, SC

At 1222 PM EDT, bands of heavy rain continue over the warned area.

Up to 15 inches of rain has fallen so far near the town of

Chesterfield. Numerous roads across Chesterfield County are flooded

and impassable, mainly in low lying areas and bridges. Several

roads across Lancaster County are also flooded and impassable. Flash

flooding is already occurring. Flooding in other areas expected to

develop as well as heavy rain continues.

Most flooding deaths occur in vehicles. Never drive through a flooded

roadway or around barricades. Turn around, don’t drown.

Flash flooding will occur near small creeks and streams, country

roads, farmland and other low lying spots. Avoid traveling in the

warned area.

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