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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:08 PM EDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the lumber near Lumberton.
* Until further notice.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is forecast to have a maximum value of 24.4 feet Sunday
morning.
* Impact... at 24.0 feet... Interstate 95 is flooded where it crosses the river
between Exit 17 and Exit 19.


Lat... Lon 3467 7916 3468 7904 3457 7891 3452 7899
          3461 7907 3458 7915




1033 am EDT Thu Sep 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
New Hanover County in southeastern North Carolina...
Pender County in southeastern North Carolina...
Robeson County in southeastern North Carolina...
Bladen County in southeastern North Carolina...
Brunswick County in southeastern North Carolina...
Columbus County in southeastern North Carolina...
Florence County in northeastern South Carolina...
Dillon County in northeastern South Carolina...
Darlington County in northeastern South Carolina...
Horry County in northeastern South Carolina...
Marion County in northeastern South Carolina...
Marlboro County in northeastern South Carolina...

* until 1030 am EDT Friday.

* At 1027 am EDT, reports continue to show Road closures across the
advisory area due to high water. Use caution when traveling or
performing recovering activities. Please continue to heed any Road
closures.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Wilmington, Florence, Myrtle Beach, Lumberton, Conway, North Myrtle
Beach, Leland, Bennettsville, Hartsville, Marion, Dillon, Oak
Island, Lake City, Darlington, Cheraw, Carolina Beach, Whiteville,
Mullins, Burgaw and Surfside Beach.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.


Lat... Lon 3417 7783 3384 7796 3389 7841 3357 7900
      3381 7935 3391 7994 3436 8018 3437 8029
      3453 7983 3481 7993 3481 7968 3463 7946
      3484 7935 3495 7903 3484 7890 3485 7850
      3455 7825 3472 7811 3472 7768 3444 7752


Hawkins


Public Information Statement
Issued: 8:28 AM EDT Sep. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 9/16/18 tornado event...

.Myrtle Beach tornado...

Start location... Myrtle Beach in South Carolina
end location... Myrtle Beach in South Carolina
date... Sep 16 2018
estimated time... 12:17 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 70 mph
maximum path width... 30 yards
path length... 0.5 mile
beginning lat/Lon... 33.7201/-78.8751
ending lat/Lon... 33.7251/-78.8790
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

... Summary...
the tornado, associated with a line of storms trailing tropical
cyclone Florence, was shown live on air by a local television
station as viewed from their skycam. It caused minor damage to
the tops of Pine trees, breaking out numerous small limbs and a
few large ones before it crossed Highway 17 moving west.
Additional minor tree damage occurred on the west side of Highway
17 before the fast moving tornado lifted.

.Tabor City tornado...

Start location... northeast of Tabor City in Columbus County SC
end location... northeast of Tabor City in Columbus County SC
date... Sep 16 2018
estimated time... 10:38 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 105 mph
maximum path width... 100 yards
path length... 0.25 mile
beginning lat/Lon... 34.1801/-78.8078
ending lat/Lon... 34.1819/-78.8037
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

... Summary...
the tornado, associated with a line of storms trailing tropical
cyclone Florence, descended over a pond near the intersection of
Highway 701 and Spivey Ward drive. About a dozen small trees
around The Pond were broken off and blown into The Pond, and a
metal carport was lifted and blown onto a dock. Minor damage
occurred to a few Mobile homes on Spivey Ward drive, including
part of a roof which was blown 30 yards and suspended in a tree.
The tornado moved northeast causing minor damage to the roofs and
fascia of two homes, before reaching its maximum intensity in a
stand of trees immediately northeast of the homes. Approximately 40
Pine trees up to 18 inches in diameter were snapped off, and about
a dozen large hardwoods were broken or uprooted. The metal roof of
a wood-framed carport was also ripped off and blown over the barn
it was attached to. The tornado caused additional minor damage to
trees to the northeast, and peeled a portion of metal roofing off
of a welding shop as it lifted. Some peripheral damage occurred to
trees and a wooden shed on the west side of Highway 701.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.