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Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Hawai‘i Island

February 14, 2019, 11:38 AM HST
* Updated February 14, 12:09 PM
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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i Island on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, until 2:45 p.m.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect.

Currently areas in lower Puna are receiving heavy rains.

At 11:38 a.m. radar indicated heavy rain over windward Big  Island, from Hawaiian Paradise Park to Ainaloa to Leilani Estates.  Rain was falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour, and showers are drifting toward the south.

Locations in the advisory include Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Nanawale Estates, Kea‘au, Pāhoa and Mountain View.

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Due to the Flash Flood Watch, the following advisories are issued:

  • No roads are closed at this time motorist should use caution due to occasional heavy downpours, driving conditions are poor. Be on the alert for possible road closures without notice.
  • Expect possible interruptions in your utility services.
  • Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals. Treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.
  • Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
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This advisory may need to be extended beyond 2:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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