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Flash Flood Watch issued for Big Island

The Wailuku River in Hilo Sunday (Dec 11) Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

The Wailuku River in Hilo Sunday (Dec 11) Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

MEDIA RELEASE BY HAWAII COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE

Civil Defense Flash Flood Advisory

This is a weather update for Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 4 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island effective through 6 a.m. tomorrow morning (Dec 14).

A flash flood watch means that weather conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Due to the flash flood watch, the following are issued:

  • There is a possibility of heavy rain.
  • All residents in flood prone areas are asked to be on the alert and prepare for possible flooding conditions.
  • All motorists are asked to drive with caution and be on the alert for debris, runoff and ponding of water.
  • Be aware that road closures and slowdowns can occur without any warning.

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