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Flash Flood Conditions Extremely Dangerous

August 24, 2018, 6:36 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Hawai‘i County until 9:30 p.m.

At 6:25 p.m., radar and rain gages showed intense rainfall over the southeast and east side of the island from Kohala to Mountain View to Pahala.

Rain rates up to 4 inches per hour have been reported.

This will causes streams and drainages to rise rapidly, especially South Hilo and Puna Districts.

THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. AVOID UNNECESSARY TRAVEL DUE TO ONGOING FLOOD IMPACTS.

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

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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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This warning may need to be extended beyond 9:30 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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