A flash flood watch remains in effect as the remnants of Hurricane Hilda, now a tropical depression, muddle their way past the islands.
According to he 5 a.m. update from Hawaii County Civil Defense, “The Flash Flood watch is expected to remain through 6:00 AM Saturday morning. As the remnants of Tropical Depression Hilda continues to track to the south of Hawaii Island heavy rains and thunder showers are expected and may result in flooding conditions. Heavy rains and thunder showers are being reported across parts of east Hawaii. Some ponding and run off is occurring. Residents in flood prone areas are advised to take necessary precautions and motorists are advised to drive carefully and prepare for possible hazardous conditions and traffic delays. Currently all Public and private schools will be open however some charter schools may be closed due to the weather conditions. Parents of students in Charter School programs are advised to contact your school for information on school closure or schedule changes. Presently all major highways and roadways are open. Everyone is advised to remain out of streams and drainages as sudden flash flooding is possible. Additional updates may be posted and broadcast as conditions change. Please monitor your local radio broadcast for updates.”