Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island

The National Weather service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island until 4:45pm. At 1:50pm, radar showed heavy rain over the slopes of the North and South Kona districts with rates of 1 to 3 inches of rain per hour. The rainfall is occurring in areas already saturated by previous rainfall. Normally dry drainages and stream channels will flow quickly. Runoff may result in closing of roads in the area, especially near Waiaha, Holualoa and Honalo. Avoid Unnecessary travel.

CURRENT ROAD CLOSURES:

Hualalai Road from Queen Kaahumanu Highway mauka to Hienaloli Street and Kuakini Highway from the Oni Oni Street Intersection mauka to the Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

 

Locations in the warning included but are not limited to:

* Kailua-Kona

*Captain Cook

*Honaunau

*Pahala

* Kawa Flats

*Naalehu

*Kealakekua

*Kainaliu

*Waikoloa

*Puuanahulu