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Flash Flood Watch issued for all Hawaiian Island through Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all Hawaiian Island through Tuesday afternoon (Aug 28). Trailing deep tropical moisture left over from Lane will bring the potential for additionally heavy rainfall through Tuesday. Any additional heavy rainfall over these already highly saturated grounds could quickly lead to flash flooding.

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Landslides, flooding and debris shutdown roadways on Hawaii Island

Numerous roadways are either closed or limited for traffic due to flooding, landslides and debris. Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Lane, two emergency shelters are open on the east side of Hawaii Island. These shelters are for your convenience, but there is NO mandatory evacuation at this time. The shelters are available if […]

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Updated 8 p.m.: Flash Flood Warning extended for Hawaii Island Saturday (Aug 25)

Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island extended until 11 p.m. HST Saturday, August 25, 2018. At 7:27 p.m. HST, radar and rain gauges showed persistent heavy rain over the lower Puna District. The most intense rainfall of 2 to 4 inches per hour was around Pahoa and Hawaiian Beaches, extending along Highway 130 toward Hawaiian […]

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Flash Flood Warning extended for the entire Island of Hawaii Friday (Aug 24)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County until 2:30 a.m. HST Saturday, August 25, 2018. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. DO NOT TRAVEL DUE TO ONGOING FLOOD IMPACTS.

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Friday 11 p.m. update: Lane downgraded to a tropical storm, still pounding Hawaii Island with rain

Lane is moving toward the north-northwest near 3 mph (6 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Saturday morning.

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Thursday 11 p.m. update: Hurricane Lane’s rains cause floods and landslides

Hawaii Island has been downgraded to a Hurricane Watch. Excessive rainfall associated with Lane will impact the Hawaiian Islands into the weekend, leading to significant and life-threatening flash flooding and landslides.

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Landslide and debris on Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) in North Kohala. Photo courtesy HDOT.

Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island extended into Friday (Aug 24)

At 9:15 p.m. HST, weather radar and rain gauges continue to show areas of heavy rain along the windward and southeast sections of Hawaii Island, with the heaviest rains focusing upslope of Hilo in the Wailuku River valley, and along the slopes of Hamakua coast from Laupahoehoe to Honokaa.

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Wednesday 11 p.m. update: Category 4 Hurricane Lane’s rain bands reach Hawaii Island

Lane will pass dangerously close to the main Hawaiian Islands as a hurricane Thursday and Friday, and is expected to bring damaging winds.

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Flash Flood, Hurricane and High Surf Warnings for Hawaii Island

Flash Flood Warning for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County until 12:45 a.m. HST Thursday (Aug 23). At 9:39 p.m. HST, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported that Bayfront Highway in Hilo was closed due to flooding. High water levels are also being reported on the Honolii Stream, Kawainui Stream and Wailuku River. Radar and […]

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NWS 11 p.m. update: Hurricane Warning issued as Lane, now Category 5, approaches Hawaiian Islands

A Hurricane Warning is issued when hurricane conditions of damaging winds, damaging surf, and flooding rains are possible within 36 hours.

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Governor Ige signs an emergency proclamation in anticipation of Hurricane Lane

Gov. Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering caused by Hurricane Lane. The proclamation also serves to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Hawai‘i residents and visitors. Based on the scientific information and expertise available, Hawai‘i is in danger of being significantly impacted by Hurricane Lane, […]

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The Hawaiian Electric Companies activate emergency response plans as Hurricane Lane nears

As Hurricane Lane heads closer to the islands, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are activating their emergency response plans and readying crews to respond where needed. The companies are closely monitoring Hurricane Lane’s movement in order to move crews and equipment to areas most likely to be affected. Forecasts show that wind and heavy rain could […]

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Coast Guard elevates Hawaii Island ports to condition YANKEE

All pleasure craft shall seek sheltered waters. The Captain of the Port is directing action by the maritime and port community. All ocean-going vessels and barges 200 gross tons and above, without an approved application to remain in port, shall make preparations to depart port before the setting of port condition ZULU.

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As Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii high surf closes some beach parks

Lane is a powerful category 4 hurricane. A Hurricane Watch may be required for portions of the main Hawaiian Islands on Tuesday.

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