Flash Flood Warning Continues for Hawai‘i Island
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Hawai‘i County until 9:45 a.m.
At 6:25 a.m., radar and rain gages showed that rainfall has increased again over the east side of the Big Island from Honomu to lower Puna with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
Highway 19 remains closed near mile marker 6. Saddle Road remains closed near
mile marker 10.5 due to a landslide. Flooding continues at Kaiulani Street and along Palai Stream in Hilo. Rainfall is expected to continue through the morning.
Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Hilo, Pa‘auilo, Waipio Valley, Orchidland Estates, Kukuihaele, Hawi, Pepe‘ekeo, Kea‘au, Honoka‘a, O‘okala, Hawaiian Paradise Park and Pāhoa.
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.
This warning may need to be extended beyond 945 a.m. if heavy rain persists.