Notice Level: Urgent (EAS - Activated)
A Flash Flood Warning for the district of Ka'ū on Hawaii Island been extended till 4:45 pm Monday afternoon (January 25th).
HIRSC - Weather Team
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the * Flash Flood Warning for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County in Hawaii... * Until 445 PM HST. * At 133 PM HST, radar and automated rain gauges continued to show heavy rain falling at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour over the Kau and Puna Districts. Emergency management reported that Highway 11 remains closed due to flooding in the Kawa Flats area near mile marker 57. 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 445 PM HST if flooding persists.