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Isaias Expected to Bring Heavy Rainfall and High Winds to Parts of Midlands August 3 & 4

The Columbia-Richland Fire Department wants to remind area residents to take caution on area roadways in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias.

The National Weather Service said on Monday that the storm could regain hurricane strength before it reaches the northeastern coast of South Carolina. In the Midlands locally heavy rain and strong winds are expected during the day on Monday August 3 and into parts of Tuesday August 4. Heavy rainfall with amounts of generally 2 to 3 inches with locally higher totals is expected with the main threat in the eastern Midlands and Pee Dee. Flash flooding of mainly low-lying and poor drainage areas is likely. 

Currently a flash flood watch is in effect for Monday morning August 3 through Tuesday afternoon August 4 for Orangeburg, Clarendon, Lee, Sumter and Chesterfield counties. A Tropical Storm warning is also in effect for eastern Orangeburg and Clarendon counties. That includes Lake Marion.

If you must travel during the storm use added caution & watch for flooded roadways!

For the latest details surrounding Isaias and more tips to prepare visit www.scemd.org