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Posted on: August 1, 2019

City of Charleston to Activate PSOC Due to Coastal Flood Watch

The National Weather Service (NWS) Charleston is forecasting moderate to major coastal flooding due to a 7.8-8.1-foot high tide expected at 9:11 p.m. this evening. A coastal flood watch is in effect from 7 p.m., Thursday, August 1 to 1 a.m., Friday, August 2. At this time, rainfall is not expected to be a factor.

In anticipation of this evening’s flooding, the Charleston Police Department will activate the Public Safety Operation Center (PSOC) at 7 p.m. and has pre-positioned barricades for any necessary road closures.

City Emergency Management officials recommend that motorists use extreme caution when driving downtown and avoid flooded roadways.

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