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Flash Flood Warning Extended Again

August 23, 2018, 9:43 AM HST
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Wailuku River, Aug. 23, 2018, PC: Crystal Richard

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Hawai‘i County until 12:45 p.m., Aug. 23, 2018.

At 9:26 a.m. radar and rain gages showed heavy rain continuing from the windward Kohala slopes to South Point.

The highest rain rates were 1 to 2 inches per hour over the South Hilo and Puna Districts.

Akoni Pule Highway is closed at mile marker 24.

Honoli‘i Stream and Wailuku River are running very high.

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Additional rainfall will move ashore over the next several hours.

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Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Hilo, Na‘alehu, Pa‘auilo, Waipio Valley, Orchidland Estates, Hawi, Pepe‘ekeo, Kea‘au, Honoka‘a, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pāhoa, Pahala Laupahoehoe, and Mountain View.

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.

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

This warning may need to be extended beyond 12:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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