Charleston police warn of flood risk Sunday night, Monday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Charleston's Emergency Management Division is telling the city to be cautious Sunday night and Monday morning as the high tide could cause extreme flooding in some area.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Sunday night and downtown Charleston will experience an unusual high tide at 8:37 p.m. This may result in flooding in low lying areas and some streets becoming impassible, officials said.

Public safety officials are urging residents who live in that area to stay informed by watching social media and local news for new developments.

ABC News 4 reporter Bill Burr has already found water nearly a foot deep along parts of East Bay Street in downtown Charleston.

Officials say the same problems may persist shortly before 9 a.m. Monday when the tides rises again.

Currently, city police have not closed any roads.

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