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Flash Flood Watch for All Islands

August 27, 2018, 3:56 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Kaho‘olawe, Kaua‘i, Lana‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Ni‘ihau, O‘ahu and the Big Island through Tuesday afternoon.

Trailing deep tropical moisture left over from Lane will bring the potential for additionally heavy rainfall through Tuesday. Any additional heavy rainfall over these already highly saturated grounds could quickly lead to flash flooding.

Heavy rainfall could result in low spots in roads becoming dangerous and impassible due to severe runoff. Debris in streams and gulches may clog bridges and culverts resulting in dangerous flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

  • A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is LIFE THREATENING. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle, or on foot.
  • Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should  Flash Flood Warnings be issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately.

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