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Flash Flood Warning Extended for East Hawaiʻi Districts

December 5, 2021, 6:49 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a flash flood warning for the Kaʻū and Puna Districts until 9:15 p.m.

At 6:04 p.m., radar indicated heavy rainfall continuing over the slopes of the Kau and Puna Districts. Peak radar rainfall estimates of 2 to 3 inches per hour have been occurring near Wood
Valley. Rainfall is expected to continue well into the nighttime hours.

Flooding in drainages, streams, rivers, roads, properties, and other low-lying areas. Public road
closures are possible in some areas. Landslides are possible in steep terrain.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Volcano, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Glenwood, Wood Valley, Mountain View, Pāhala, Hawaiian Acres, Pōhakuloa Training Area, Punaluʻu Beach, Keaʻau, Orchidlands Estates, Kawa Flats, Papaikou, Pāhoa, Pepeʻekeo, Nāʻālehu and Honomu.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Stay away from streams, rivers, drainage ditches, and culverts, even if they are currently dry.

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Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

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This warning may need to be extended beyond 915 p.m. if flooding persists.

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