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Charleston, South Carolina
Coastal Flooding Impact
Wind Tornadoes Inland Flooding Coastal Flooding
Impacts by County from coastal flooding for the NWS Charleston, South Carolina warning area
 
None
 
Low
 
Moderate
 
High
 
Extreme
Alabama
Mobile

Florida
Jacksonville
Key West
Melbourne
Miami
Pensacola
Tallahassee
Tampa Bay

Louisiana
Lake Charles

Maryland
Baltimore/Washington

New Jersey
Mount Holly

New York
New York City/Upton

North Carolina
Newport/Morehead City
Wilmington

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

South Carolina
Charleston

Texas
Brownsville
Corpus Christi

Virginia
Wakefield

Washington, DC
Baltimore/Washington


Coastal Flooding Impacts Definitions
Read this office's detailed Hurricane Local Statement

Low Prepare for the likelihood of minor flooding of low lying areas, with little or no damage. Moderate erosion and high waves may cause immediate waterfront roads to close.
Moderate Prepare for the likelihood of some coastal flooding of immediate beachfront property and structures. Significant erosion, high waves, and inundation may cause waterfront and coastal access roads to close. Minor inundation of coastal, bayside and soundside tributaries is possible.
High Prepare for the likelihood of significant, possibly life-threatening storm surge flooding. Widespread inundation and damage to roads, infrastructure, and buildings is possible. Surge flooding will also affect tidal bays and rivers. Many waterfront and coastal access roads will be closed, some potentially for an extended period of time. Significant inundation of coastal, bayside and soundside tributaries is likely.
Extreme Prepare for the likelihood of severe, life-threatening storm surge. Complete coastal inundation and severe damage to roads, infrastructure, and buildings is likely. Nearly all waterfront and coastal access roads will be closed. Many coastal road closures will last days or weeks. Severe, possibly unprecedented inundation of coastal, bayside and soundside tributaries is likely.
Wind
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Tornadoes
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Inland Flooding
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Coastal Flooding
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None Low Moderate High Extreme
 

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