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Flooding Forces Closure of Highway in Ka‘ū

November 19, 2019, 8:25 PM HST
* Updated November 20, 6:42 AM
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A portion of Highway 11 in Ka‘ū has reopened and the flash flood warning has been cancelled.

At approximately 7:56 p.m. on Tuesday, radar picked up heavy rainfall near Na‘alehu and Kawa Flats. Hawai‘i County Police texted an alert that flooding in Ka‘ū has closed Highway 11 from mile markers 58-62.

The road reopened at about 5 a.m.

Other areas that were expected to experience flooding included Pahala, Wood Valley, Punalu‘u Beach, Discovery Harbor and Waiohinu.

 

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