According to the National Weather Service, Bulloch and surrounding counties are under a flash flood warning until 12:30 a.m. The following weather statement was issued at 9:33 p.m. Monday:
AT 933 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
VERY HEAVY RAIN OCCURRING ACROSS AND AREA FROM METTER AND COBBTOWN
TO DENMARK AND BROOKLET. THE AREA OF RAIN WAS MOVING EAST AT 30
MPH...WITH ADDITIONAL RAIN EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA FROM THE
WEST OVER THE NEXT THREE HOURS.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 1/2 INCHES ACROSS THE WARNING AREAS SO FAR THIS
EVENING. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE
AREA BY MIDNIGHT...CAUSING FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SECONDARY ROADS
TO THE POINT WHERE SOME MAY BECOME UNSAFE TO DRIVE ACROSS.
* FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN AND AROUND...
WATER DEPTH IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE AT NIGHT. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER ON THE ROADWAY EVEN IF IT APPEARS SHALLOW.
FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE. A SHORT DELAY IN YOUR TRAVEL PLANS IS BETTER
THAN LOSING YOUR CAR...OR YOUR LIFE.
TO REPORT FLOODING...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
CHARLESTON TOLL FREE AT 1-888-383-2024.