Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Flash flood warning in effect for Hawaii island, Kauai

Flash flood warning in effect for Hawaii island, Kauai

With 60-90 mm expected this weekend and into the week, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch for the area. First, you have to know the difference. Heavy rains are directly behind the storm line.

Radar indicated heavy rain at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour in lower Puna near Kalapana. Flash flooding is extremely unsafe and can take motorists by surprise because the water can rise quickly.

The GRCA adds that areas upstream of major reservoirs, such as Grand Valley and Drayton, along with New Hamburg and Ayr on the Nith river, may be especially prone to flooding.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding, including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1-866-215-4324. He expects the main stem rivers like the Otter Creek and Winooski River to rise several feet, but water levels should stay within the banks. Monitor and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued on Sunday. Localized flooding is possible with moderate to heavy showers.

"Parts of the state could see as much as three inches of rain by the time this system ends", PEMA Director Richard D. Flinn Jr. said.

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