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Flash Flood Warning Extended

August 23, 2018, 3:29 PM HST
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The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the island of Hawai‘i until 6:45 p.m.

At 3:16 p.m. radar and rain gages showed a band of intense rain moving over Hilo with rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour. Hawai‘i County Civil Defense reported an ongoing water rescue at Kaiulani
Street.

  • A Skywarn spotter also reported a home being flooded at Kaumana in upper Hilo. Bands of heavy rain will continue to move over Hilo into tonight.

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

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    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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