Flash flood warning as inches fall on Oahu hourly

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 13, 2013 at 1:26 am •  Published: May 13, 2013

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service declared a flash flood warning for Oahu during afternoon rains that pounded the island with an inch or more of water per hour.

Forecasters first said the warning would expire at 2:45 p.m. Sunday but extended it until 4:45 p.m. as rains continue to drench the area and Waikane and Waiahole streams swelled to flood levels.

The Department of Emergency Management urged residents and visitors to remain on high ground and not to try to cross high or fast-flowing water in vehicles or on foot.

The department said water several inches deep was reported on Kamahameha Highway at Waikane.

The warning expired without reports of major damages or injuries.