August 01, 2019
Coastal Flood Watch Issued for this Evening
The Charleston area is currently experiencing a king tide cycle, which are the highest seasonal tides that naturally occur each year. Due to high offshore winds with the potential to push water levels higher, the National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for the Charleston area this evening. Kiawah’s high tide is at 9:25 p.m. and effects are most likely from 8-11 p.m.
During this time, there is the potential for shallow flooding on island roads, including Kiawah Island Parkway and Governors Drive, in low-lying areas and on properties that front the marsh. Please use caution on roads and not to drive through any areas of standing water, especially in the evening when visibility is low.
KICA’s Lakes Department prepared for the king tide cycle by closing all pond gates on Monday, July 29 to prevent water from coming onto the island. These gates will remain closed tonight, and island drainage is not expected to be impacted.
The Town of Kiawah Island and KICA and will be monitoring island conditions and will provide updates if necessary.