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Flash Flood Watch issued for State of Hawaii

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from 4 a.m. Thursday (Aug 7) to 6 a.m. Saturday (Aug 9) due to the approach of Hurricane Iselle which is expected to bring heavy rains to the islands.

Deep tropical moisture and heavy rains associated with Iselle will reach the Big Island Thursday and the rest of the state Thursday night and Friday.

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.

Campers and hikers should avoid low lying flood prone areas. People should stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. The rainfall and runoff will cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action.

Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

For links to the latest weather forecasts, reports, radar and satellite imagery visit our Weather Page at hawaii247.com/weather

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