Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai Under Flash Flood Watch

Published On: Mar 09 2012 03:45:54 AM HST
Updated On: Mar 09 2012 03:48:03 AM HST
HONOLULU -

Days of heavy rain that left messes on Oahu and Kauai are now doing the same for Maui County.

On Molokai, firefighters were called to a home where residents were knee-deep in water and crews cleared a highway blocked by boulders, tree stumps and mud. Molokai's Kilohana School was closed Thursday.

Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kauai are under a flash flood watch until Saturday. The National Weather Service says strong storms are expected to return to Oahu Thursday night into Friday, with heavy rain, thunderstorm winds, frequent lightning and hail.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie declared an emergency for Kauai and Oahu Wednesday, then extended it Thursday afternoon as more storms approached.

The House Finance Committee is setting aside $12 million to help Kauai recover from flooding and sewage spills.

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