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Flash Flood Warning for Big Island Extended

August 23, 2018, 6:49 PM HST
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The Flash Flood Warning for the island of Hawai‘i has been extended until 9:45 p.m.

At 6:31 p.m., radar and rain gauges indicated bands of heavy rain continuing to move into the windward and southeast sections of the Big Island, with rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour. Numerous road closures have been reported, and water rescues with homes flooded have been reported during the day. Water levels on  streams and rivers in the area remain very high. Bands of heavy rain will continue moving into the Big Island during the night.

  • THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. AVOID UNNECESSARY TRAVEL.

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

    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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Akoni Pule Hwy (RT270) at the 24 mile marker in North Kohala is now OPEN in both directions.

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