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Flood Warning Posted for Big Island Through 7:15 p.m.

September 6, 2015, 2:57 PM HST
* Updated September 6, 9:53 PM
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***Updated at 5:00 p.m.***

A Flood Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service through 7:15 p.m. Radar showed an area of heavy rain 7 miles north of Kailua-Kona. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Radar indicated rainfall rates up to 3 inches per hour are possible. The heaviest rain was located along highway 190 between Holualoa and Puuanahulu.

***Updated at 3:00 p.m.***

The National Weather Service has posted a Flood Advisory for the Big Island through 5:30 p.m.

Image: NWS

Image: NWS

Radar showed an area of heavy rain upslope from Kailua-Kona that was nearly stationary. Another area of heavy rain was located between Hilo town and Mountain View and slowly moving northeast at less than 10 mph.

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Rain gages measured rainfall rates from 1 to 3 inches per hour.

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Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Honaunau, Hilo, Keaau and Mountain View.

 

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