The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the North Shore of Kauai, with a flash flood watch continuing for all Hawaiian islands except Maui and the Big Island through Sunday afternoon.
According to the weather service at 3:12 p.m. a gauge on the Hanalei River showed a rapid rise. Witnesses reported water on the roadway and weather models indicate that the heavy rain over the area is stationary.
A flash flood warning means flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads and low lying areas.
The warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m.
The watch means there is a possibility of flash flooding caused by heavy rain and possible thunderstorms.
In the event of flooding, the National Weather Service is advising people to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.
Rainfall and runoff will also 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.
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