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UPDATE: Flood Advisories, Flash Flood Warning Issued

September 16, 2015, 12:32 PM HST
* Updated September 16, 9:51 PM
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***Updated at 9:35 p.m. to include updated National Weather Service information.***

National Weather Service image, as of 9:45 p.m.

National Weather Service image, as of 9:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has extended a Flood Advisory for portions of West Hawai’i through 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Just before 9:30 p.m., radar indicated persistent heavy rain between Holualoa and Kealakekua with an estimated rainfall rate of one to two inches per hour. Minor flooding can be expected in the area, according to NWS.

Kailua-Kona, Captian Cook, Honaunau, Honaunau-Napoopoo, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Kealakekua, Keauhou, and Holualoa are all included in the advisory.

A Flash Flood Warning for Kawa Flats remains in effect through 12 a.m. Thursday.

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A Flood Advisory for portions of East Hawai’i also remains in effect through 11:15 p.m.

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***Updated at 9 p.m. to include National Weather Service information.***

Green areas indicate a Flood Advisory, while the red area shows the Flash Flood Warning designation. National Weather Service image, as of 9 p.m.

Green areas indicate a Flood Advisory, while the red area shows the Flash Flood Warning designation. National Weather Service image, as of 9 p.m.

In addition to the Flood Advisories issued by the National Weather Service for portions of East and West Hawai’i, NWS has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Kawa Flats area through 12 a.m. Thursday.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense reports that Mamalahoa Highway at Kawa Flats remains closed as water remains over the roadways. Water is not draining and rain is falling again.

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***Updated at 8:40 p.m. to include National Weather Service information.***

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for portions of East Hawai’i through 11:15 p.m.

Just before 8:15 p.m., persistent moderate to locally heavy rain was falling across the Hilo and Puna districts.

NWS says that minor flooding is expected in the advisory area as one to two inches of rain per hour are forecast.

Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Leilani Estates, Honomu, Mountain View, Ainaloa, Kea’au, and Papaikou are all included in the advisory.

A Flood Advisory for portions of West Hawai’i remains in effect through 9:30 p.m.

***Updated at 7:40 p.m. to include updated National Weather Service information.***

A Flood Advisory has been issued for portions of West Hawai’i until 9:30 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., radar showed heavy rain near several portions of the leeward coast, including Kawaihae, Holualoa, and the Waikoloa Beach Resort area.

National Weather Service image, as of 7:31 p.m.

National Weather Service image, as of 7:31 p.m.

Rainfall rates were forecast to be between one to two inches per hour and nearly stationary. Minor flood is expected, according to forecasters.

Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Puuanahulu, Kalaloa, Honalo, Kona Village Resort, and Saddle Road Junction are all included in the advisory.

The Flash Flood Warning for East Hawai’i expired as expected at 7:45 p.m.

***Updated at 5 p.m. to include updated National Weather Service information.***

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning through 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Just before 5 p.m., Hawai’i County Civil Defense reported heavy rainfall near Laupahoehoe.

Hilo, Honomu, Laupahoehoe, Pepeekeo, and Papaikou are included in the advisory.

The Flash Flood Warning for portions of West Hawai’i has expired.

***Updated at 2 p.m. to include updated National Weather Service information.***

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for portions of the Big Island and replaces the prevous Flood Advisory issued through 3:15 p.m.

Just before 2 p.m. radar was showing heavy rain over the slopes of the North and South Kona districts at rates of about one to three inches per hour.

Rain is falling in ares that were previously saturated by rainfall, and normally dry drainages and stream channels may flow quickly.

NWS warns that runoff may result in road closures, however roadways are currently open.

Kona, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Pahala, Kawa Flats, Naalehu, Kealakekua, Kainaliu, Waikoloa and Pu’uanahulu are all included in the advisory.

***Original story posted at 12:32 p.m.***

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for west and south portions of the Big Island through 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Around 12:10 p.m., radar and satellite imagery was showing heavy showers over the Big Island. Rain was falling at rates more than two inches an hour in the South Kona district from Holualoa to Honaunau, as well as the southeast slopes of Mauna Loa from South Point to Wood Valley.

Captain Cook, Kawa Flats, Pu’uanahulu, and Hawai’i Ocean View Estates are also included in the advisory.

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