Flash flood warning issued for Hawaii Island

Interactive radar image
Interactive radar image

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the flash flood warning for Hawaii Island until 11:30 a.m.

At 8:15 a.m., gages at Paauau Gulch, Honolii Stream and Wailuku River continued to show very high levels while radar shows continuing rains across the Kau, Puna and Hilo districts. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.

Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Pepeekeo, Papaikou, Pahoa, Mountain View, Laupahoehoe, Keaau, Kapoho, Honomu, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Beaches, Hilo, Pahala, and Glenwood.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

  • A flash flood warning means flash flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads and low lying areas. move to higher ground now.
  • Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot.
  • Turn around, don’t drown.

Runoff from this storm may also cause rock and mudslides in steep terrain.

This warning may need to be extended beyond 11:30 a.m. if flash flooding persists.

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