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National Weather Service Extends Flood Advisory

December 5, 2021, 1:24 PM HST
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The National Weather Service has extended a flood advisory for Hawai‘i County until 3:15 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 5.

At noon, radar indicated moderate to heavy rainfall continuing over the southeast flank of the Big Island. The highest rainfall rates were about 1 inch per hour over the slopes of the Ka‘u District. Rainfall should continue in the
area through the afternoon and into tonight.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Hawaiian Paradise Park, Wood Valley, Pāhala, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and its Kahuku Unit, Punalu‘u Beach, Kawa Flats, Volcano, Nā‘ālehu, Glenwood, Mountain View, Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Pāhoa, Wai‘ōhinu, Fern Forest, Discovery Harbour and Eden Roc.

The NWS says the advisory might need to be extended beyond this afternoon if flooding persists.

A flood watch is also in effect for Hawai‘i County through Tuesday afternoon.

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