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Hazardous Weather Message Issued for Big Island

April 27, 2018, 1:24 PM HST
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The County of Hawai‘i released the following Civil Defense hazardous weather message for Friday, April 27, 2018, at 1 p.m.

The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain, flash flooding, high surf and the possibility of thunderstorms for Hawai‘i Island starting Saturday.

Flash flooding means dangerous conditions of high, fast-moving water can occur on roadways without warning.  Quickly rising, fast moving water in streams and rivers can also occur without warning.

  • Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to be on the alert for possible flooding conditions.​
  • Motorists are urged to exercise caution while driving.
  • Road closures may occur without notice. Persons near streams and rivers must remain alert for changing conditions.
  • High surf may cause dangerous conditions for ocean users and coastal residents.
  • If lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors.

You will be updated as conditions change.

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