OAHU ADDED TO FLASH FLOOD WATCH

August 9, 2009, 4:11 PM HST · Updated August 9, 4:24 PM
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(Updated @ 3:31 p.m. HST Sun Aug 9 2009 by Wendy Osher)

The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Watch to include the island of Oahu.

(Click to enlarge image. Image courtesy NOAA & The National Hurricane Center)

(Click to enlarge image. Image courtesy NOAA & The National Hurricane Center)

The Flash flood watch for Maui and the Big Island Counties begins on Monday morning and continues through Tuesday afternoon.

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The Watch for Oahu begins Tuesday morning and continues through Wednesday afternoon.

Abundant moisture associated with Felicia is expected to produce extremely heavy rainfall with the potential for widespread flash flooding increasing on Monday and continuing into Tuesday for Maui & the Big Island; and increasing Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday for Oahu.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

People in flood prone areas need to prepare now for the possibility of torrential rains associated with Felicia. Rock and mudslides are also possible once the heavy rain begins.

It is important to remember that heavy, flooding rainfall could occur even well away from the center of Felicia.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

The National Weather Service will issue Flash Flood Warnings if necessary.

(Updated @ 3:31 p.m. HST Sun Aug 9, 2009 by Wendy Osher, Information provided by Forecaster BURKE from the NWS and Central Pacific Hurricane Center)

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