Hawai`i County Civil Defense posted a public alert Friday afternoon following the National Weather Service Winter Storm Watch for the summits of Hawai`i Island starting Saturday.
In addition, a Flash Flood Watch for Hawai`i Island went into effect this afternoon and is anticipated to last through the weekend. A Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding is possible, but not imminent.
Heavy showers and thunderstorms may cause flooding. The public is reminded to be aware of debris, runoff, and ponding of water. If lightning threatens your area, power outages may occur, and, the safest place to be is indoors.