Notice Level: URGENT - EAS ACTIVATED
A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the district of Puna on Hawaii Island through 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 800 AM HST. * At 526 AM HST, radar indicated torrential rain anchored over the Puna District, and over 6 inches of rain has fallen in the last couple of hours in Pahoa. Rain was falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour. Flash flooding is occurring or expected to begin shortly. 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, Hawaiian Acres, Glenwood, Orchidland Estates, Mountain View, Pahoa, Keaau, Eden Roc, Fern Acres, Fern Forest, Ainaloa, Kurtistown, Kalapana, Leilani Estates, Nanawale Estates, Hawaiian Beaches and Isaac Hale Beach Park. 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 800 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.
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