Final Hawaii County Civil Defense Message on Flossie

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Hawaii County Civil Defense Headquarters

This is a Tropical Storm Warning Information Update for Monday July 29th at 5:30 PM.

Tropical Storm Flossie has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression and   is presently located approximately 145 miles Northwest of Hilo. Although storm conditions have subsided and continue to improve presently, the Kailua Kona area continues to experience strong winds and moderate rain conditions are being reported.

With the improvement in conditions the Mass Transit Bus Service will resume operations effective 7:30 PM tonight with the Hilo to South Kohala Resort route, and return to a normal full schedule beginning tomorrow morning.  In addition, all County parks and beach parks will be opened and scheduled solid waste transfer stations and the Hilo and Puuanahulu Landfills will be reopened starting tomorrow morning.

Although the impact of Tropical Storm Flossie may have been relatively moderate, the potential for serious and possibly life threatening storm conditions were present.

The Hawaii County Civil Defense would like to thank the community for your patience and cooperation and for doing your part to prepare for possible impact.

Again, Tropical Storm Flossie has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression and   is presently located approximately 145 miles Northwest of Hilo. Although storm conditions have subsided and continue to improve presently, the Kailua Kona area continues to experience strong winds and moderate rain conditions are being reported.

With the improvement in conditions the Mass Transit Bus Service will resume operations effective 7:30 PM tonight with the Hilo to South Kohala Resort route, and return to a normal full schedule beginning tomorrow morning.  In addition, all County parks and beach parks will be opened and scheduled solid waste transfer stations and the Hilo and Puuanahulu Landfills will be reopened starting tomorrow morning.

Although the impact of Tropical Storm Flossie may have been relatively moderate, the potential for serious and possibly life threatening storm conditions were present.

The Hawaii County Civil Defense would like to thank the community for your patience and cooperation and for doing your part to prepare for possible impact.

This will be the final message unless conditions change and once again thank you for listening reading and have a safe evening.

Hawaii Electric Companies Responding to Flossie Related Damages

Crews from Hawaii Electric Light Company and Maui Electric Company have been responding to storm-related outages.

A power line came down on Ainaloa Boulevard here on the Big Island. Photo Courtesy: Nick Turner

A power line came down on Ainaloa Boulevard here on the Big Island. Photo Courtesy: Nick Turner

On Hawaii Island, Hawaii Electric Light crews responded to outages throughout the lower Puna area caused by gusty winds from Flossie. The outages started shortly after 11:30 a.m. At this time, approximately 4,500 customers are without power.

On Maui, at this time Maui Electric crews have restored power to portions of Hana. An outage occurred shortly before 5 p.m. after heavy rains and thunderstorms were reported in the area. Earlier today, crews restored power to approximately 2,000 customers in the Kihei area who were affected by a brief 9-minute outage caused by high winds. Maui Electric also responded to two separate storm-related outages in the Piiholo area that affected a total of 25 customers, restoring power to those customers.

On Oahu, Hawaiian Electric has not yet experienced any storm-related outages. Crews are standing by to respond to any problems that may develop as Flossie approaches Oahu.

Power interruptions and voltage disturbances are possible as long as the stormy conditions persist. Do not touch fallen or low hanging power lines or anything they may be in contact with. A seemingly harmless wire may still be energized. Stay clear of puddles where downed lines may have landed.

Call 911 in the event of an emergency. To report a downed power line or an outage, please call:

• Oahu: 548-7961
• Hawaii Island: 969-6666
• Maui: 871-7777
• Molokai and Lanai: 1-877-871-8461

Hawaii County Civil Defense Message – Bus Service to Resume Operations at 7:30 Tonight

Tropical Storm Flossie has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression and is presently located approximately 145 miles Northwest of Hilo.

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Although storm conditions have subsided and continue to improve presently, the Kailua Kona area continues to experience strong winds and moderate rain conditions are being reported.

With the improvement in conditions the Mass Transit Bus Service will resume operations effective 7:30 PM tonight with the Hilo to South Kohala Resort route, and return to a normal full schedule beginning tomorrow morning.

In addition, all County parks and beach parks will be opened and scheduled solid waste transfer stations and the Hilo and Puuanahulu Landfills will be reopened starting tomorrow morning. Although the impact of Tropical Storm Flossie may have been relatively moderate, the potential for serious and possibly life threatening storm conditions was present.

The Hawaii County Civil Defense would like to thank the community for your patience and cooperation and for doing your part to prepare for possible impact.

 

 

Hawaii County Civil Defense Update for #Flossie

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This is a Tropical Storm Warning Information Update for Monday July 29th at 1:00 PM.

The Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect.  Tropical Storm Flossie is currently located approximately 65 miles Northeast of Hilo and continues to move in a West Northwest direction at 18 miles per hour.  

Storm force winds are currently being reported in the areas of Punaluu in Kau and the Pahoa and lower areas of the Puna district.  The Hawaii Police Department has reported fallen trees on Highway 132 in the area of the Lava Tree Park and the highway is closed to all traffic at this time.  Crews are on scene working to clear the roadway and a detour has been set up for traffic to proceed through the Leilani Estates Subdivision.

Power outages are also being reported in some areas and HELCO crews are working on repairs to the system. 

The public is advised to remain off the roadways if possible and to anticipate continued storm force winds and possible road hazards. 

Heavy rains and flooding is expected as the storm conditions continue to impact Hawaii Island.  Please monitor your local news and weather forecasts and prepare for continued storm activity.  Additional messages will be broadcasted as information is made available.

Again, the Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect.  Tropical Storm Flossie is currently located approximately 65 miles Northeast of Hilo and continues to move in a West Northwest direction at 18 miles per hour.

Storm force winds are currently being reported in the areas of Punaluu in Kau and the Pahoa and lower areas of the Puna district. The Hawaii Police Department has reported fallen trees on Highway 132 in the area of the Lava Tree Park and the highway is closed to all traffic at this time.  Crews are on scene working to clear the roadway and a detour has been set up for traffic to proceed through the Leilani Estates Subdivision.

Power outages are also being reported in some areas and HELCO crews are working on repairs to the system.  The public is advised to remain off the roadways if possible and to anticipate continued storm force winds and possible road hazards.  Heavy rains and flooding is expected as the storm conditions continue to impact Hawaii Island.  

Please monitor your local news and weather forecasts and prepare for continued storm activity.  

Additional messages will be broadcasted as information is made available.

 

 

Evacuation Shuttles Available on Leeward Coast for Homeless

Department of Emergency Management

Leeward Coast evacuation shuttle for homeless

The City and TheBus will provide courtesy evacuation transportation for homeless individuals from Waianae Boat Harbor to Waianae District Park now until 6:00 p.m.

Riders may bring what they can safely carry such as personal items and/or evacuation supplies that fit in one bag. Riders will also be allowed one pet per person in a carrier (preferred) or on a leash.

This will be the only evacuation shuttle at this time. All other City Buses will be running on their regular schedule.

 

Evacuation Shelters Opening on Oahu at 3:00 PM

Evacuation shelters on Oahu to open at 3:00 p.m.

Department of Emergency Management
10 tropical storm evacuation shelters will open on Oahu at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. Residents who feel that their home or place of residence may not be safe can utilize one of these locations as a refuge from severe weather and high surf.

These shelters, operated by the American Red Cross, provide only emergency refuge. You must bring all of your supplies with you including food, water, other emergency needs as well as bedding or a cot to sleep on. For the safety and security of evacuees Red Cross shelters do not allow smoking, guns, drugs, alcohol or other hazardous items.

Those on medication should bring a 7-10 day supply of medication. Diabetics should bring their medication and glucometers. Those with respiratory issues should bring inhalers and nebulizers. As with all other evacuees, those on special diets should bring their own food.

In addition these shelters will accommodate pets. Pet owners must provide a solid sided pet carrier or cage for each pet, food, water and sanitation supplies. In addition owners will be expected to assist in the care of their pets.

The following are the Oahu evacuation shelters that will open at 3:00 p.m.

Waianae District Park 85-601 Farrington Hwy Waianae 96792
Wahiawa District Park 1139-A Kilani Avenue Wahiawa 96786
Ewa Mahiko District Park 91-1161 Renton Road Ewa Beach 96706
Kailua District Park 21 South Kainalu Drive Kailua 96734
Kilauea District Park 4109 Kilauea Avenue Honolulu 96816
Koko Head District Park 423 Kaumakani Street Honolulu 96825
Waimanalo District Park 41-415 Hihimanu Street Waimanalo 96795
Waialua Church of Christ 67-174 Farrington Hwy Waialua 96791
BYU Hawaii 55-220 Kulanui St Laie 96762
Kalakaua District Park 720 McNeill Street Honolulu 96817

 

Hawaii County Civil Defense Message for Monday July 29th

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This is a Tropical Storm Warning Information Update for Monday July 29th at 7:00 AM.

The National Weather Service is maintaining the Tropical Storm Warning and Flood Watch for Hawaii Island.

Tropical Storm Flossie is presently located approximately 120 miles East Northeast of Hilo and moving West Northwest at 16 MPH.  The system continues to present with sustained winds of 45 MPH with higher gusts, heavy rains and, potential high surf and storm surge conditions.

At the present time, the affects of the storm are expected to impact Hawaii Island around 8:00 AM this morning and continue through the day.  The system will be monitored and the public kept informed of any changes or updates.  The public is reminded that the Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect and to please continue to prepare for possible storm conditions.

The suspension of all mass transit bus services continues to remain in effect however the weather conditions will be evaluated and bus service restored as soon as safely possible. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank everyone for their patience and understanding.  Please continue to monitor your local news and weather forecasts and additional messages will be broadcasted as information is made available.

Again, the National Weather Service is maintaining the Tropical Storm Warning and Flood Watch for Hawaii Island.

Tropical Storm Flossie is presently located approximately 120 miles East Northeast of Hilo and moving West Northwest at 16 MPH.  The system continues to present with sustained winds of 45 MPH with higher gusts, heavy rains and, potential high surf and storm surge conditions.

At the present time, the affects of the storm are expected to impact Hawaii Island around 8:00 AM this morning and continue through the day.  The system will be monitored and the public kept informed of any changes or updates.  The public is reminded that the Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect and to please continue to prepare for possible storm conditions.

The suspension of all mass transit bus services continues to remain in effect however the weather conditions will be evaluated and bus service restored as soon as safely possible. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

Please continue to monitor your local news and weather forecasts and additional messages will be broadcasted as information is made available.

 

Tropical Storm Flossie Changes Course – Big Island Spared

As of 5:00 this morning, it looks like Tropical Storm Flossie has changed directions and the Big Island will be spared from a direct hit from the storm:

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Hawaii County Civil Defense Message… All Employers Encouraged to Limit Operations

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This is a Tropical Storm Warning Information Update for Sunday July 28th at 8:30 PM.

Tropical Storm Flossie continues to be monitored and storm conditions to include high surf and storm surge and run up are expected to occur late tonight.  High winds, heavy rains, and flooding may begin to affect Hawaii Island early tomorrow morning.  The system will be monitored and additional messages broadcasted as information becomes available.

All employers are encouraged to limit operations to essential employees and emergency operations only.

In the interest of safety the following facilities will be closed tomorrow, Monday July 29th:

All solid waste transfer stations and the Hilo and Puuanahulu landfill

All County Parks and Beach Parks

All State Beach Parks

In addition, non-essential county business to include public meetings and County Council hearings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday are cancelled.

Please continue to monitor your local news and weather forecasts and prepare for storm conditions.

Again, Tropical Storm Flossie continues to be monitored and storm conditions to include high surf and storm surge and run up are expected to occur late tonight.  High winds, heavy rains, and flooding may begin to affect Hawaii Island early tomorrow morning.  The system will be monitored and additional messages broadcasted as information becomes available.

All employers are encouraged to limit operations to essential employees and emergency operations only.

In the interest of safety the following facilities will be closed tomorrow, Monday July 29th:

All solid waste transfer stations and the Hilo and Puuanahulu landfill

All County Parks and Beach Parks

All State Beach Parks

In addition, non-essential county business to include public meetings and County Council hearings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday are cancelled.

Please continue to monitor your local news and weather forecasts and prepare for storm conditions.

 

 

Latest Flossie UPDATE – Coordinates of Storm Now

Latest forecast

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
*HAWAII COUNTY
*MAUI COUNTY...INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI...MOLOKAI...LANAI AND
KAHOOLAWE
*OAHU

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR
*KAUAI AND NIIHAU

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA WITHIN 48 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 19.6N 150.2W AT 29/0300Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  30 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST OR 265 DEGREES AT  16 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  996 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS  50 KT WITH GUSTS TO  60 KT.
50 KT....... 30NE   0SE   0SW  15NW.
34 KT.......140NE  40SE  40SW 110NW.
12 FT SEAS..220NE 110SE  60SW 170NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 19.6N 150.2W AT 29/0300Z
AT 29/0000Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 19.6N 149.4W

FORECAST VALID 29/1200Z 19.6N 152.8W
MAX WIND  50 KT...GUSTS  60 KT.
50 KT... 20NE   0SE   0SW  10NW.
34 KT...140NE  30SE  30SW 100NW.

FORECAST VALID 30/0000Z 19.8N 156.1W
MAX WIND  45 KT...GUSTS  55 KT.
34 KT...130NE  20SE  20SW  90NW.

FORECAST VALID 30/1200Z 20.0N 159.4W
MAX WIND  35 KT...GUSTS  45 KT.
34 KT...110NE  15SE  15SW  80NW.

FORECAST VALID 31/0000Z 20.3N 162.8W
MAX WIND  35 KT...GUSTS  45 KT.
34 KT... 90NE  10SE  10SW  70NW.

FORECAST VALID 01/0000Z 20.7N 169.5W
MAX WIND  30 KT...GUSTS  40 KT.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 150 NM
ON DAY 4 AND 200 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 20 KT EACH DAY

OUTLOOK VALID 02/0000Z 21.0N 176.4W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.

OUTLOOK VALID 03/0000Z...DISSIPATED

REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 19.6N 150.2W

NEXT ADVISORY AT 29/0900Z

DLNR Closes Big Island Trails As Tropical Storm Flossie Nears

Due to the expected impacts of Tropical Storm Flossie, the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife on the island of Hawaii is closing the Waimanu trail and campground, Pololu trail, and the Ainapo trail and cabin effective immediately.

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High winds and heavy rains are expected to be associated with the storm system, and public safety concerns are warranted. This closure will stay in effect until staff can inspect the condition and safety of the trails once the storm system has passed.
For further information contact the  DOFAW Hilo Office (808)974-4221.

DLNR is also advising the public to avoid entering forest areas on all islands, starting on Monday as tropical storm Flossie arrives in the Hawaiian islands.

Forecasts of sustained high winds of 35 miles an hour or more, as well as heavy rain can make for hazardous road and trail conditions.

Storm conditions can trap recreationalists by blocking trails and roads from flash floods and falling trees.   Falling rocks, falling trees and landslides pose additional threats to people in the forest reserves.

“We advise that hikers, campers or hunters should avoid trails, streams and back-country areas under these conditions,” said William J. Aila, Jr.,  DLNR chairperson.The public is advised to monitor local news and weather broadcasts for further updates.

 

County of Hawaii Directs All Non Essential Employees to Remain Home During Flossie – Urges Employers to do the Same

This is a Tropical Storm Warning Information Update for Sunday July 28th at 6:00 PM.

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Tropical Storm Flossie continues on a westward track and is expected to make land fall on the Big Island Monday morning. High Surf and storm surge may begin to affect the coastal areas late tonight and continue through tomorrow. Strong winds and heavy rains and flooding are expected to begin at approximately 6:00 AM tomorrow morning.

Evacuation Shelters will be open by 4:00 AM tomorrow at the following sites: Pahoa Community Center, Aunty Sally”s Luau Hale, Laupahoehoe Charter School, Honokaa Sports Complex, Waimea Community Center, Hisaoka Gym in North Kohala, Mt. View School, Pahala Community Center, West Hawaii Civic Center.

In an effort to ensure the safety of, and reduce the risk to employees, employers are encouraged to limit staffing to essential employees only. The County of Hawaii will be directing all non essential employees to remain home and County operations will be adjusted for emergency operations.

Again, Tropical Storm Flossie continues on a westward track and is expected to make land fall on the Big Island Monday morning. High surf and storm surge may begin to affect the coastal areas late tonight and continue through tomorrow. Strong winds and heavy rains and flooding are expected to begin at approximately 6:00 AM tomorrow morning.

Evacuation Shelters will be open by 4:00 Am tomorrow at the following sites: Pahoa Community Center, Aunty Sally”s Luau Hale, Laupahoehoe Charter School, Honokaa Sports Complex, Waimea Community Center, Hisaoka Gym in North Kohala, Mt. View School, Pahala Community Center, West Hawaii Civic Center.

In an effort to insure the safety of and reduce the risk to employees, employers are encouraged to limit staffing to essential employees only. The County of Hawaii will be directing all non essential employees to remain home and County operations will be adjusted for emergency operations.

 

Governor Abercrombie Signs Emergency Proclamation in Advance of Flossie

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed an Emergency Proclamation in preparation of Tropical Storm (TS) Flossie. The proclamation provides certain authorities that will allow the state to more effectively prepare for the arrival of TS Flossie, expected to make landfall Monday morning on the eastern end of Hawaii Island. Local, state and federal governmental agencies and non-profit partners are coordinating and working together to minimize the impact of the projected high wind, waves and torrential rain.

“All parts of our emergency response system for the entire state are working together,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “The purpose of signing this proclamation is to ensure that state agencies have full powers necessary to best protect and serve the people of Hawaii.”

The emergency proclamation covers such items as access to the major disaster fund to cover staff overtime and other expenses, allowing emergency procurement of needed supplies and resources, as well as activation of the National Guard, if needed.

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View the Governor’s proclamation here.

STATE OF EMERGENCY For County of Hawaii – Residents Urged to Be Prepare for #Flossie

Emergency Proclamation

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Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi released the following EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION today for the County of Hawaii:

EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION:

WHEREAS, Chapter 127, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, as amended, and Chapter 128, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, as amended, provide for the establishment of County organizations for disaster relief with a deputy director in charge of each political subdivision; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i has been appointed as the Deputy Director of Civil Defense of the County of Hawai‘i; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 7, Articles 1 and 2 of the Hawai‘i County Code, establishes a Civil Defense Agency within the County of Hawai‘i and prescribes its powers, duties, and responsibilities, and Section 13 23 of the Hawai‘i County Charter empowers the Mayor of the County to declare emergencies; and

WHEREAS, the National Weather Service at 5:00 P.M. on July 27, 2013 issued a Watch for Tropical Storm Flossie Advisory Number 13 advising that Tropical Storm Flossie had entered Hawaiian waters and was located at 770 miles east of Hilo, Hawai‘i as a Tropical Storm with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and higher gusts; and

WHEREAS, the National Weather Service at 11:00 P.M. on July 27, 2013 issued Tropical Storm Advisory Number 14 upgrading its Advisory to a Warning for Hawaii and Maui County and continuing this Warning in Tropical Storm Advisory 16 on July 28, 2013 with maximum sustained wind of 60 mph and higher gusts; and

WHEREAS, a Tropical Storm Warning means that possible tropical storm conditions can occur any time within the next 36 hours; and

WHEREAS, conditions associated with tropical storms include but are not limited to storm surge, high surf, wind and rain may occur; and;

WHEREAS, due to the possibility of property damage and/or bodily injury to residents of Hawai`i Island, and the need for government agencies and representatives from the private sector to mobilize and provide immediate services to our island residents, a Civil Defense state of emergency is authorized pursuant to Chapters 127 and 128, Hawai`i Revised Statutes, as amended, and Chapter 7, Hawai`i County Code.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM P. KENOI, Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, do hereby proclaim and declare that a state of emergency exists on the Hawai‘i Island, effective 1:00 P.M., July 28, 2013, and continuing thereon until further act by this office.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the County of Hawai‘i to be affixed. Done this 28th day of July 28, 2013 in Hilo, Hawai‘i.

WIILIAM P. KENOI
Mayor
County of Hawai‘i

 

Flash Flood Watch Issued For All Hawaiian Islands – Bring On Flossie!

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

.HEAVY RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE WILL BRING THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS STARTING WEDNESDAY MORNING AND THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

* FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* HEAVY RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL CYCLONE FLOSSIE WILL BRING THE THREAT OF WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN THAT COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.

* THE RAIN WILL BE WIDESPREAD…WILL AFFECT BOTH THE UPPER AND LOWER ELEVATIONS. THE HEAVY RAIN WILL ALSO FALL OVER URBAN AREAS IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS…WHICH WILL BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING PROBLEMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS VERY DANGEROUS. REMEMBER THAT IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RAINING HEAVILY WHERE YOU ARE FOR FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR.

MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IF FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.

Instructions:

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS VERY DANGEROUS. REMEMBER THAT IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RAINING HEAVILY WHERE YOU ARE FOR FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IF FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ARE ISSUED.