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State Civil Defense: Flossie could bring heavy rain, winds and floods

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:19 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2013

The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Flossie could bring torrential rainfall, thunder storms and high winds starting Monday on Hawaii island.

Flossie  is about 1,395 miles east of Hilo and is expected to weaken in intensity, but could still produce heavy rain and possible flooding in some parts of the state.

There are currently no watches or warnings in effect, however authorities may issue a flash flood watch or warning over the weekend, the state Civil Defense agency said in a news release.

“Residents should be alert to flash flood watches and warnings because flooding may occur rapidly and threaten life and property,” the Civil Defense news release said. “Ground saturation caused by the heavy showers increase the danger of flash floods, mudslides, and rockslides. State Civil Defense reminds residents and visitors to take appropriate precautions. Be aware of dangers such as streams and other areas prone to flooding and mudslides. If there is the possibility of flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions.”

Residents are also urged to prepare for Hawaii’s wet weather season, which runs from October to March by determining if you live or work in a flood zone, listening for flash flood watches and warnings, and reinforcing your home against potential flood damage.

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Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
yikes! There allie, someone did it already. Now don't make anymore irritating comments.
on July 26,2013 | 04:11PM
allie wrote:
on July 26,2013 | 04:17PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Worrisome. It's when heavy winds and rain come that I pray that the termites in the family homestead join feet and hold fast. Hey, Allie, maybe it's affection these guys are showing you.

Back when UH games were played at the old stadium site on S. King St., I used to be with a group that faithfully attended Bows football games. A guy in our group named Vasquez, who was ROTC, always brought his bugle and sounded the charge whenever UH got the ball. Invariably, we were pelted with soft drink cups, hamburger wrappings, toilet paper balls, etc., when he did so. So, one day, Vasquez put away his bugle, and not a single note came out in the first half. Second half, people were passing hot dogs and drinks down to us. Vasquez made the game, and he was actually missed. So, when you leave for the Big Island to the East, maybe, just maybe you'll be missed?

on July 26,2013 | 04:45PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Won't be missed. There's a big difference between a playful make-believe annoyance (the bugle), and a real obnoxious annoyance.
on July 27,2013 | 08:03PM
localguy wrote:
What can the islands expect from this storm? If past events hold, expect: Hundreds of substandard HECO power poles to come crashing down. Remember in the past how they fell under the slightest breeze. Related damage will take HECO weeks to fix as they can't call in extra crews as the mainland can. Also remember HECO's union workers follow their union first, customers last. Remember not long ago when poles came down, union contract talks ongoing, union told workers to leave the job site, they did. So much for customer concern. Expect long lines at stores for island essentials - toilet paper and rice. Water is not an issue. Hot water heaters hold plenty of fresh water should there be an issue. Let's see how well the island holds up on this weather front. Willing to bet our local bureaucrats will fail us again, their standard.
on July 27,2013 | 08:51AM
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