UPDATE (7:40 a.m.) – The Flash Flood Warning has been extended and now includes Kaʻū.
From the National Weather Service in Honolulu:
At 708 AM HST, radar indicated that heavy rain continues to fall over lower Puna with rates of about 1 to 2 inches per hour near Kalapana. A band of heavy rain is also moving onshore over the Kau District from Naalehu to South Point. This band is expected to move up the Kau slopes over the next couple of hours.
Meanwhile, volunteers with the American Red Cross are responding to a residential flood reported in Hawaiian Beaches. Red Cross disaster volunteers are heading to the scene to meet with affected residents and ensure their immediate emergency needs for food, shelter and clothing are met.
(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a Flash Flood Warning for Puna on Sunday, as heavy rain continues over the district with radar-estimated rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour between Pahoa and Kalapana.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reported heavy runoff on Kahakai Boulevard and some water getting into a structure on Punawai Street.
UPDATE (6:58 a.m.) – Motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution as field reports indicate ponding is occurring on Highway 130. Please be aware that road closures may occur without notice.
Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Pahoa, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Orchidlands Estates and Hawaiian Acres.
According to civil defense, the following advisories are issued:
- Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to be on the alert for flooding conditions.
- Motorists are urged to exercise caution while driving. Road closures may occur without notice.
- Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
- Take measures to secure items around your property that may be affected by strong winds.