Puna Flash Flood Warning Update # 2 for March 10th, 2021
Notice Level: URGENT - EAS ACTIVATED
A Flash Flood Warning has been extended for the district of Puna on Hawaii Island through late Wednesday morning (March 10th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 930 AM HST. * At 636 AM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over and moving onshore in the Puna and Kau districts from the south. Rain is falling at rates up to 3 inches per hour in the heaviest showers. Ponding is already occuring along Route 130 between Pahoa and Keaau in the Puna District. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by heavy rain. SOURCE...Radar indicated. 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... Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Glenwood, Mountain View, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidland Estates, Pahoa, Keaau, Wood Valley, Pahala, Punaluu Beach, Kawa Flats, Naalehu, Fern Forest, Eden Roc, Fern Acres, Kalapana and Kurtistown. This warning replaces the warning that was previously in effect for the Puna District. 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 930 AM HST if flooding persists. This Flash Flood Warning replaces the previously issued Flood Advisory that was in effect for The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County.