Hawaii is no stranger to flash floods. The Big Island has been hit especially hard over the past few weeks, with constant rain resulting in multiple flash flood warnings for the island. The entire state is currently under a flood watch, meaning that more flooding is likely to occur in vulnerable areas. This blog post will discuss the recent flash flood warning for Big Island and what residents should do to stay safe during this potential natural disaster. We will also cover the importance of flood insurance, what you can do to protect your home against flooding, and more. Read on to learn more about safety measures during this time of heightened risk.
Big Island under flash flood warning
The Big Island is under a flash flood warning as of 8:00 AM HST on Thursday, October 10th. Heavy rains from overnight and throughout the morning have caused flooding in low-lying areas and along streams. The National Weather Service is advising residents to stay away from flooded areas and not to attempt to cross fast-flowing water in vehicles or on foot.
A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring in the warned area. If you are in the warned area, move to higher ground immediately. Do not attempt to cross fast-flowing water in your vehicle or on foot; instead, seek higher ground and call 911 if you are trapped.
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Statewide flood watch in effect
The National Weather Service has issued a statewide flood watch for Hawaii after a flash flood warning was issued for the Big Island. The watch is in effect until 6 p.m. HST on Sunday.
The NWS says that heavy rains are expected to continue across the state, which could lead to flooding and flash flooding. A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent and residents should take immediate action to protect themselves and their property.
If you are in an area that is prone to flooding, be sure to monitor the forecast and be prepared to evacuate if necessary. Stay away from high water, and do not attempt to cross a flowing stream or river.