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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Flash-flood warning issued for Kaua'i

Advertiser Staff

LIHU'E, Kaua'i—Kaua'i Civil Defense officials were tracking steady rainfall islandwide this morning, but said there were few problems beyond minor ponding in some areas and debris on roads.

The persistent rainfall, along with indications of heavy rain offshore, prompted a flash flood watch that was carried through tomorrow afternoon. There were no reports of flooding of major rivers.

Rain falling at up to 4 inches per hour on Kaua'i has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for the island. A flash flood warning was issued for Windward, O'ahu at 10:38 a.m. and is expected to last until 1:30 p.m.

On Kaua'i radar shows heavy rain over the east half of the island where rain has been falling at a rate of up to 4 inches an hour on the upper slopes of Mount Waialeale, Weather Service officials said.

Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Wainiha, Hanalei, Kilauea, Kapaa, Wailua, Lihue, Koloa and Poipu.