Kauai News

Flash Flood Watch in Effect Through Late Tonight

Posted February 18, 2021, 10:31 AM HST

10:11 AM HST Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021: National Weather Service in Honolulu

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for Ni‘ihau and Kaua‘i through late tonight.

* Moisture along a dissipating front combined with instability from a nearly upper level trough will maintain a threat of heavy showers and thunderstorms for Kaua‘i County tonight.

* Flood prone roads and other low lying areas may be closed due to elevated runoff and overflowing streams. Urban areas may receive more significant flooding and property damage due to rapid runoff.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising waters, head to higher ground immediately.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Flash Flooding is life threatening. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot.