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.