Potential Flooding in Columbia, Aiken

PHOTO CREDIT: Banks District Volunteer Fire Department.
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The National Weather Service in Columbia, South Carolina is warning residents along the Interstate 20 corridor to be mindful of potential flooding, in the wake of prolonged rainfall and thunderstorms.

At 1:58 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2013, the Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory for the following counties:
Orangeburg, Lexington and Aiken, South Carolina.

“Runoff from thunderstorms this evening will result in water rises on creeks. This will continue to cause minor flooding on roadways. The water will recede over the next couple of hours,” stated the advisory.

Forecasters went on to state, “Some locations that will experience flooding include, Aiken, Batesburg, Batesburg-Leesville, New Ellenton, Gloverville, Leesville, Burnettown, Wagener, North, Salley, Monetta, Perry, Woodford, Windsor and Murphys Estates.”

Drivers are encouraged to be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

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