Flooding Forces Closure of Highway in Ka‘ū
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.