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Ka’ū Flood Warning for January 25th, 2021

Notice Level: Urgent (EAS - Activated)

A Flash Flood Warning for the district of Ka’ū on Hawaii Island is now in effect until Monday afternoon (January 25th).

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County

* Until 145 PM HST.

* At 1047 AM HST, radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy
  rain falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour over the Kau and
  Puna Districts. Law enforcement has reported that flooding has
  closed Highway 11 in the Kawa Flats area between mile markers 58
  and 62.

  HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by heavy rain.

  SOURCE...Radar and automated gauges.

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

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
  Pahala, Wood Valley, Punaluu Beach, Kawa Flats, Naalehu, Hawaii
  Volcanoes National Park, Hawaiian Ocean View, Volcano, Waiohinu,
  Discovery Harbour and Hawaii Volcanoes Park Kahuku Unit.


Stay away from streams, rivers, drainage ditches, and culverts, even
if they are currently dry.

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


This warning may need to be extended beyond 145 PM HST if flooding
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