Wali: Counties at the ready as storm approaches

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As the remnants of what used to be Tropical Storm Wali passes the islands, each county is preparing for the potential of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

The most recent news is that a flash flood advisory has been cancelled for the Big Island as of 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

A flash flood watch for all islands remains in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.

Maui County officials tell KHON2 that police, fire and public safety operations have been notified to stand ready in case of flooding and other emergencies.

Pumps are also being deployed in areas where flooding regularly occurs. Officials say all emergency equipment has been checked, and all necessary vehicles and back-up generators are fueled up.

According to Honolulu city officials, the Department of Emergency Management is monitoring the weather system. On Friday night, the city expedited the Kalakaua Avenue sewer project to ensure the Beachwalk pumping system is working in case flooding occurs.

State officials are urging everyone to sign up for emergency alerts before the storm hits.

Local emergency notification systems can be found at:

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