Flash flood warning issued for Kauai
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Flash flood warning issued for Kauai

Update 7:25 p.m.

Weather officials issued a high surf advisory for all east facing shores of Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Maui and the Big Island until 6 a.m. tomorrow.

Surf is expected to be between 5 and 8 feet with moderate impacts, strong breaking waves and strong longshore and rip currents which will make swimming difficult and dangerous.

Beachgoers are urged to take precautions and heed all advice given by ocean safety officials.

Update 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service cancelled the flood advisory for Oahu. Kauai is still under flood warning until 7 p.m.

Update 4:32 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the island of Kauai until 7 p.m. Oahu is still under flood advisory.

Doppler radar at 3:57 p.m. showed heavy, stationary rain over interior sections of Kauai.

Locations of the warning include but aren’t limited to Lihue, Kapaa, Kalaheo, Princeville, Kilauea, Wailua Homesteads, Moloaa, Kokee State Park, Haena, Wailua Lawai and Omau.

A stream gauge on the Hanalei river recorded rapid rises that could lead to flash flooding and possible road closures on Kuhio Highway.

Weather officials are urging the public to take precautionary actions and move to higher ground as soon as possible.

The warning may be extended beyond 7 p.m. if heavy rain continues.

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Oahu is under flood advisory until 5:45 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

The advisory is in effect for Honolulu, Kapolei, Waipahu, Mililani, Barbers Point, Kalihi, Aiea, Kunia, Pearl City, Manoa, Waikele and Ewa Beach.

Radar at about 2:45 p.m. indicated heavy showers along the south shore and interior of the island, producing two to three inches of rain per hour. More heavy showers are expected throughout the afternoon, and officials are warning drivers of potentially hazardous road conditions.

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