Record rainfall swamps spots on Big Island in February, including 56 inches at one site

Just three Big Island rain gauges measured less than 100% of their average rainfall for February, with several spots in Kaʻū and on the windward side of the island recording rain totals up to nearly six times greater than average.

East Hawai’i finally sees the sun, after 10 days of rain — and snow on the summits

Beginning Feb. 16 in East Hawai’i, back-to-back Kona Lows followed by persistent showers ushered in by returning trade winds drenched places from Honomū to Pāhala, but the rain finally stopped long enough on Saturday to give the saturated ground a chance to dry out a little, at least in Hilo.

Rain, rain, go away: Eastern, southern portions of Big Island still getting wet

There is still at least a 50% chance of scattered showers on Wednesday afternoon with that chance increasing to 80% on Wednesday night for some locations in East Hawai‘i.

What are Kona Lows and why can they be devastating to Hawaiʻi?

Hawai‘i has experienced some especially strong and devastating Kona Lows in the past, one of the most recent occurred in December 2021.

Hawaiʻi Emergency Management holding virtual workshop for hazard mitigation plan

During the workshop, the agency will gather public input for the state’s update to its Hazard Mitigation Plan that deals with flooding, hurricanes, wildfires and other hazards.

Tsunami Surges Force Cancellation of Regatta, Floods Portions of Kona Hotel

A BIIF high school regatta was canceled as tsunami surges, triggered by a volcano eruption in Tonga, flooded the Kona pier damaging a hotel, equipment and canoes early this morning.

Māmalahoa Highway Reopened After Flooding

Māmalahoa Highway (Route 190) has re-opened, the Hawai‘i Police Department stated at 6:50 p.m. Monday.

Salvation Army Offers Financial Assistance to Residents Affected by Flooding

The Salvation Army is offering assistance for those who experienced damage from recent flooding in Hawai’i.

Flood Advisory Issued for E. Hawaiʻi

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for areas of East Hawaii until 9:15 a.m.

Flash Flood Warning Issued for East Hawaiʻi

A flash flood warning has been issued across the Hāmākua coast, including the Hilo and Puna Districts, the National Weather Service in Honolulu reported early Tuesday morning.

Remnants of Former Tropical Storm Linda to Cause Potential Flooding Across State

Remnants from former Tropical Storm Linda have the potential to bring flooding rains to all Hawaiian Islands on Sunday through Monday, officials announced this afternoon.

WATCH: What to do Immediately Following a Flood

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Flood Advisory Issued for Leeward Side of Big Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 5 p.m.

Business Spotlight: Premier Restoration Hawai’i Explains Why You Should Consult A Professional for Water and Mold Damage

https://www.facebook.com/BigIslandNow/videos/1410634639130812 Patty Lee sits down with Premier Restoration Hawaii‘s Uilani Kailiwai to discuss why you should consult a professional for water and mold damage. Uilani also provides helpful tips to avoid flooding and mold growth. Learn more about Premier Restoration by visiting their website at https://www.premhi.com/ or calling (808) 201-2140.

Flash Flood Watch Issued for All Islands

A flash flood watch is now in effect till Thursday afternoon.

Flood Advisory Issued for South Kona

A flood advisory has been issued for the South Kona District through this evening.

Flooding Found on Hilo, Puna Streets

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory for Hāmākua, Hilo, Puna and Ka‘ū Districts. Localized flooding may occur.

NWS Upgrades Flash Flood Watch to Warning

The National Weather Service upgraded the flash flood watch to a flash flood warning for the districts of Hāmākua, North and South Hilo, Ka‘ū and Puna.

UPDATE: Kalanianaole Avenue Reopens Following Flooding

As a result of high tides and flooding, Kalanianaole Avenue, between Kioea Street and Koloa Street, is currently closed. Elsewhere on the island, high surf is impacting coastlines.

Flooding Causes Downtown Hilo Road Closures

Two roadays in downtown Hilo have been closed due to flooding.
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