Charleston flooding causes problems throughout the Lowcountry

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Monday, August 31, over 6 inches of rain fell at Charleston International Airport. The mix of rain and King Tides has caused some major flooding in the Lowcountry. News 2 Meteorologist, Kyle Dennis, says Monday, August 31, 2015 is now the 5th wettest day on record with 6.43 at the airport.

News 2 meteorologist, Josh Marthers, says more rain has fallen in one day (8/31/15) than all month long.

We ve been getting photos and videos from viewers in the Charleston area.

For the latest forecast, CLICK HERE1.

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MUD SLIDE:
526 and Paramount Drive in North Charleston North Charleston Police responded to the mud slide and crews worked all morning to clear the scene.

They will have to remove the tree from the hill so that it does not fall into traffic on I-526.

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ROAD CLOSURES:

The Charleston Police Department syas the following streets remain closed due to flooding: Barre/Gadsden/Bennett/Bull, Wentworth/Barre, Ashley/Bennett, Ashley/Tradd.

News 2 s Mayci McLeod was in Shadowmoss Plantation as Charleston County Rescue Squad went door to door to see if anyone needed help.

Check out some of the tweets from the News 2 Staff.

Charleston Flooding Causes Problems Throughout The LowcountrySean Jennings posted this picture of the mud slide at 526 and Dorchester Road

Annie Taylor got video of the cleanup from the mud slide at 526 and Paramount Drive.

An Alligator was even spotted swimming through the flooded streets of Shadowmoss Plantation in West Ashley.

Allison McCutcheon captured this picture of the gator.

Charleston Flooding Causes Problems Throughout The LowcountryGator in Shadowmoss, courtesy: Allison McCutcheon

The City of Charleston along with other coastal areas could experience flooding due to King Tides.

King Tides typically occur with the moon is closest to earth and they can cause shallow coastal flooding in places throughout the city. However, mixed with the heavy rainfall expected on Monday, the tides can make driving significantly more difficult for city drivers during the morning and late night hours.

Monday s high tide will be around 9:42 a.m. and Monday night around 10:15 p.m.

On Monday morning, a Flash Flood Warning was issued through 9:00 a.m.

for the Charleston Metro Area. That includes Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston Counties.

PRESS RELEASE:

CHARLESTON, SC Beginning on Friday, August 28, through Wednesday, September 2, Charleston will be experiencing King Tides which typically occur when a spring tide (when the sun, moon, and earth align during a new full moon, increasing tide ranges) takes place when the moon is closest to the Earth.

King Tides alone can cause shallow coastal flooding in places throughout the City. However, if during a King Tide period, the City also experiences moderate to heavy rain, there will likely be significant flooding on roadways that could make for difficult driving conditions.

The City of Charleston Emergency Management Department is asking the public to be aware that from Friday, August 28 through Wednesday September 2, King tides will be occurring during the morning and evening hours starting on Friday (see tide table below).

Since rain events can be very localized, please pay attention to the weather and local media outlets.

The City of Charleston will also use Twitter (follow @charlestonpd or @citycharleston) to notify the public of flooded areas when necessary.

Exercise caution and do not drive into standing water.

TIMES OF HIGH TIDES

28 August, Friday: 6:58 AM 7:41 PM

29 August, Saturday: 7:54 AM 8:33 PM

30 August, Sunday: 8:48 AM 9:24 PM

31 August, Monday: 9:42 AM 10:15 PM

1 September, Tuesday: 10:37 AM 11:07 PM

2 September, Wednesday: 11:33 AM

References

  1. ^ CLICK HERE (counton2.com)

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