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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Potential for Severe Weather, Flooding This Weekend

The National Weather Service Charleston currently forecasts significant weather this weekend beginning Saturday night through Monday, which may cause moderate flooding, especially during the times of high tide.

The worst of the weather is currently expected Sunday into the early hours of Monday morning.

 City officials are monitoring the situation and will provide updates as necessary.

The city of Charleston Holiday Market scheduled for Sunday, December 22 has been canceled due to the severe weather forecast. However, the Holiday Market on Saturday, December 21 is expected to be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chanukah in the Square will now take place at Chabad of Charleston -- 477 Mathis Ferry Road.

“As always our first priority is the safety of our citizens,” said Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff. “We ask that residents and visitors keep an eye on the forecast and exercise caution when traveling throughout the city until these potentially hazardous conditions have passed.”

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