Flood Warning for Lancaster Co- Wateree

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Update: Flood Warning issued September 17 at 10:20PM EDT expiring September 21 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Columbia SC

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

Pee Dee River At Cheraw affecting Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties

Wateree River At Lake Wateree affecting Fairfield…Kershaw and

Lancaster Counties

.Widespread very heavy rains associated with Florence are

expected to result in major flooding along the Pee Dee River at Cheraw.

The Flood Warning extended for

The Wateree River At Lake Wateree.

* until Friday afternoon…Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9 PM Monday the stage was 99.4 feet.

* Flood stage is 100.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast…The river will rise above flood stage tonight and

continue to rise to 101.7 feet tomorrow evening. The river will

fall below flood stage early Thursday afternoon.

* At 102.5 feet…Roadways near Beaver Creek become flooded.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Safety message…never drive vehicles through flooded areas. The

water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to

play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to noaa weather radio…

local media or the internet for further statements and updated

forecasts.



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