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Posted on: May 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] CEMA & NWS warn of possible flooding on Tybee Road

Event:Coastal Flood Advisory
Alert:
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect until 10 PM EDT this evening.  * LOCATIONS...In South Carolina, Coastal Jasper. In Georgia, Coastal Bryan, Coastal Chatham, Coastal Liberty and Coastal McIntosh.  * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Up to one half foot of saltwater inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways (9.0 to 9.4 feet Mean Lower Low Water). Saltwater inundation could impact some roads.  * TIMING...High tide will occur around 7:16 PM today at Fort Pulaski. Saltwater inundation will be possible 1 to 2 hours before and after high tide. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. 

Fort Pulaski GA
MLLW Categories - Minor 9.2 ft, Moderate 9.6 ft, Major 10.0 ft MHHW Categories - Minor 1.7 ft, Moderate 2.1 ft, Major 2.5 ft
Total Total Departure Day/Time Tide Tide from Norm Waves Flood
ft MLLW ft MHHW ft ft Impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
16/07 PM 9.2 1.7 0.7 N/A Minor 17/08 AM 7.9 0.4 0.5 N/A None
17/08 PM 9.0 1.5 0.6 N/A None 18/08 AM 7.7 0.2 0.4 N/A None
18/09 PM 8.9 1.4 0.5 N/A None 19/09 AM 7.9 0.4 0.7 N/A None

[ Please note in the table above that tonight's *expected* impact is MINOR, but winds could cause more than expected inundation levels. ]

Instructions:If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.
Target Area:
Coastal Bryan
 Coastal Chatham
 Coastal Liberty
 Coastal McIntosh

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