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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Kona, Kohala Districts

May 5, 2021, 9:44 AM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for Kona and Kohala Districts from Thursday evening through late Friday night.

An upper level, low moving system in from the west, combined with converging low-level flow and moisture moving in from the east, will bring the potential for thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall statewide.

Flood-prone roads and other low-lying areas may be closed due to elevated runoff and overflowing streams. Urban areas may receive more significant flooding and property damage due to rapid runoff.

Be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising waters, head to higher ground immediately.

A flash flood watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Flash Flooding is life threatening. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot.

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