(UPDATED) Flash Flood Warning until 9pm for Hawaii County

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for… the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County

* until 900 PM HST

* at 642 PM HST… radar showed heavy rain near Kawaihae and Puuanahulu. Other areas of heavy rain were still lingering near Pahala and Wood Valley. The areas of heavy rain were nearly stationary.

Some residents in the Kawaihae Village area are being effected by flood conditions and evacuated. An evacuation center has been open at the Waimea Community Center. Currently Akoni Pule highway is closed at the Kawaihae Harbor area and North Kohala traffic is being detoured through the Kohala Ranch subdivision. All other major highways are open at this time.

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Pohakuloa Camp… Mauna Kea Summit… Honaunau… Waipio Valley… Saddle Road Junction… Puako… Pepeekeo… Paauilo… Ookala… Mountain View… Laupahoehoe…Keauhou… Kealakekua… Kamuela… Kailua-Kona… Honokaa… Holualoa… Hawi… Hakalau… Glenwood and Captain Cook.

Due to dangerous flooding conditions the following roadways are closed at this time to all traffic:

Apelehama Road near the Kalopa State Park
Kupuna Road or Old School Road in Ahualoa
Hualalai Road near Guava Road in Kailua-Kona