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UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning Cancelled, Advisory Issued

August 18, 2018, 12:24 PM HST
* Updated August 18, 3:13 PM
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UPDATE 3 p.m.: 

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Flood Warning and issued a flash flood advisory for the following areas but not limited to Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Glenwood, Pepe‘ekeo, Kea‘au, Volcano, Pahala, Wood Valley, Paradise Park, and Pāhoa and Hawai‘i County.

Rains are occurring during this period, grounds are already soaked in many areas, be on the alert for ponding water, runoffs, and landslides.

Due to the forecast conditions, the following are issued:

  • Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to be on the alert for possible ponding waters, runoffs along roadways and landslides.
  • Motorists are advised to exercise caution while driving. Road closures may occur without notice.
  • Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
  • Take measures to secure items around your property that may be affected by strong winds. Complete all preparations before nightfall.

UPDATE 1:06 p.m.: 

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Flash Flood Warning for the island of Hawai‘i until 4 p.m.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

At 1:01 p.m., radar indicated a thunderstorm producing heavy rain near Hilo. The storm is nearly stationary. Rain was falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pepe‘ekeo, Kea‘au, Honomu, Mountain View, Papa‘ikou and Glenwood.

UPDATE 12:45 p.m.: 

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the areas but not limited to Hilo, Wainaku and Pāpa‘ikou.

Heavy rains are occurring during this period, thunder and lighting is occurring or has already occurred.

Due to the forecast conditions, the following are issued:

  • Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to be on the alert for flooding conditions.
  • Motorists are advised to exercise caution while driving. Road closures may occur without notice.
  • Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
  • Take measures to secure items around your property that may be affected by strong winds. Complete all preparations before nightfall.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: 

Flash Flood Warning for the island of Hawai‘i until 3:30 p.m.

At 12:30 p.m, radar indicated a thunderstorm producing heavy rain near Wainaku, or near Pāpa‘ikou.

The storm is nearly stationary. Rain was falling at a rate of two to three inches per hour. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Pāpa‘ikou.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads, and low lying areas. Move to higher ground now.

Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

Original Post: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for the following areas but not limited to Hilo, Pa‘auilo, Waipi‘o Valley, Kukuihaele, Haw‘i, Pepe‘ekeo, Kea‘au, Honoka‘a, Pāhoa and Kapau‘u.

Heavy rains are possible during this period, thunder and lighting may occur or has already occurred.

Due to the forecast conditions, the following are issued:

Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to be on the alert for possible flooding conditions.

  • Motorists are advised to exercise caution while driving. Road closures may occur without notice.
  • Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
  • Take measures to secure items around your property that may be affected by strong winds. Complete all preparations before nightfall.

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