In the mainland U.S., floods and flash floods brought by hurricanes have at times been dangerous killers. Even a weakening storm can produce torrential rains capable of causing great damage and loss of life. In Hawaii, heavy hurricane rains falling on our steep hillsides can be expected to cause landslides, severe flash flooding, and the widespread overtopping of streams and ditches. In lowlands and other poorly drained areas, water from rainfall and runoff may accumulate to depths of several feet.
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