Flash-flood watch, brown-wa­ter ad­vi­sories are posted

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice has is­sued a flash-flood watch for all Hawai­ian Is­lands from this morn­ing through Satur­day evening.

The ad­vi­sory means weather con­di­tions may lead to flash flood­ing. Fore­cast­ers re­port an area of very moist air mov­ing over the is­lands and con­di­tions that will make the at­mos­phere un­sta­ble, in­creas­ing the like­li­hood of flood­ing, es­pe­cially for the south­ern and cen­tral is­lands in the state.

The Health Depart­ment is­sued brown-wa­ter ad­vi­sories Thurs­day af­ter­noon for Honolua and Kaopala bays, Cove Park in Ki­hei and South Maui wa­ters from Mokapu to Malu­aka. Of­fi­cials cau­tioned peo­ple not to en­ter ocean ar­eas with brown wa­ter be­cause it may be con­tam­i­nated with cesspool ef­flu­ent, pes­ti­cides, an­i­mal fe­cal mat­ter, dead an­i­mals, pathogens and flood de­bris.

Peo­ple are ad­vised to mon­i­tor weather re­ports and be pre­pared to take ac­tion. Cam­pers and hik­ers should resched­ule their out­ings to a time when weather will be more fa­vor­able.

On Sun­day af­ter­noon, rapidly ris­ing stream wa­ters in Wai­hee and Iao val­leys stranded more than two dozen peo­ple who needed to be air­lifted out by res­cue crews. No in­juries were re­ported.

For more weather in­for­ma­tion, call (866) 944-5025 or visit weather.gov/hawaii.

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