City and County of Honolulu

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08/21/2018 05:58 AM

Flash Flood Watch issued or the entire state of Hawaii from Wednesday through Friday afternoon.


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
539 AM HST Tue Aug 21 2018


...FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL HAWAIIAN ISLAND FROM WEDNESDAY...


.As Hurricane Lane approaches the islands from the south, deep tropical moisture associated with Lane will spread across the island chain from the east, with increased potential for heavy rainfall.


539 AM HST Tue Aug 21 2018 



...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...


The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a


* Flash Flood Watch for Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai,
  Niihau, Oahu and the Big Island.


* From Wednesday morning through Friday afternoon


* Abundant moisture from Hurricane Lane is expected to move over
  the Big Island late Wednesday and spreading to the rest of the
  islands through Friday. Intense rainfall will be possible,
  especially along southeast and east facing slopes. The risk of
  flooding will only increase as Hurricane Lane approaches.


* In addition to flood prone areas, heavy rain events of this size
  may cause flooding in areas outside of designated flood zones.
  Low spots in roads will become dangerous and impassible due to
  severe runoff. High amounts of debris in streams and gulches may
  clog bridges and culverts resulting in dangerous flooding
  outside the normal channels and significant property damage.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.


You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


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