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).
HIRSC - Weather Team
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. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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 persists.