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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 2:42 PM EDT on October 08, 2015

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on October 14, 2015

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southwestern Orangeburg County in central South Carolina...
northern Bamberg County in central South Carolina...

* until 230 PM EDT Friday

* at 223 PM EDT... water levels remain high along the North Fork and
South Fork of the edisto rivers in Orangeburg and along the
Bamberg and Orangeburg County line. The North Fork of the edisto
river will gradually fall over the next several days. The water
flowing along the South Fork of the edisto river has once again
began to rise today and will crest late this afternoon into this
evening hours at the gage located at Denmark on the Highway 321
bridge. This surge of higher water will continue moving downstream
and crest overnight along the South Fork of the edisto river at
Cope along the State Highway 70 bridge. The crest wave will
continue to move downstream on Friday and crest at the Highway 301
bridge near Bamberg. Reports from County emergency managers report
flooding continuing along both rivers this afternoon and this will
continue through Friday afternoon. The flooding will continue
downstream from the confluence of the North Fork of the edisto
river with the South Fork of the edisto river forming the edisto
river that continues to flow southeast south of Branchville.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Orangeburg... Bamberg... Brookdale... Branchville... Rowesville...
Cordova... Wilkinson Heights and edisto.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle
into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are
usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is
powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering
flooded roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

Report any flooding to your County sheriff... also use
www.Facebook.Com/nwscolumbia and email caewx@noaa.Gov to relay
flooding reports.

Lat... Lon 3326 8093 3339 8121 3346 8123 3334 8093
      3350 8094 3350 8082 3329 8081 3319 8077
      3315 8086


1214 PM EDT Thu Oct 8 2015

The Flood Warning is extended for
the North Fork edisto river at Orangeburg.
* Until late Tuesday night... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 12 PM Thursday the stage was 11.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall... going below flood
stage by after midnight Tuesday morning.
* At 11.0 feet... the river exceeds levee diking at stages above 11 ft.
Large areas in the city of Orangeburg will be flooded.

Lat... Lon 3355 8092 3342 8082 3336 8091 3354 8100

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