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Flash Flood Warning Extended for Big Island

August 23, 2018, 6:51 AM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Hawai‘i County until 9:45 a.m.

At 6:27 a.m., radar and rain gages showed heavy rain continuing from the windward Kohala slopes to South Point.

There are multiple road closures due to flooding, including Highway 19 near Honomu.

Additional rainfall is approaching from the southeast.

Avoid unnecessary travel.

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

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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.

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