Hawaii County Civil Defense Issues Flash Flood Watch for Big Island

Hawaii County Civil Defense Message:

This is a weather update for Thursday afternoon, November 18 at 4:15

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawai’i Island effective tonight Thursday evening November 18 through Friday November 19.

A flash flood watch means that weather conditions may develop that leads 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.

Again, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawai’i Island effective tonight through tomorrow. Heavy rains are possible for this period.

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