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NWS issues coastal flood advisory in Georgetown Co.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The combination of high tides, a new moon and residual swell from Tropical Storm Colin has prompted a coastal flood advisory for Georgetown County.

The advisory, issued by the National Weather Service, will remain in effect from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday.

Forecasters with the NWS said tide levels between 6' and 7' typically produce minor salt water flooding in low-lying areas. Areas prone to the minor salt water flooding include Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown.

A coastal flood advisory is issued when onshore winds and tides combine to generate flooding along low areas near the shoreline.

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