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Swimmers swept away in Waimea flash flood Saturday (Nov 3)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 4:18 p.m. alarm Saturday (Nov 3) to Anna’s Pond and the stream in the hills above Anna’s Ranch in Waimea for a flash flood search and rescue operation. Swimmers were at the pond when a flash flood swept them away into the stream. Upon arrival, crews found and talked to three […]

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Flash Flood Watch and High Surf Advisory for Hawaii Island

An approaching upper-level disturbance will further destabilize the air mass, with abundant low-level moisture already in place. Slow-moving and persistent heavy showers and thunderstorms will bring the threat of flash flooding.

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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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Flash Flood conditions possible Saturday (April 28)

This is a Civil Defense Hazardous Weather Message for Friday, April 27 at 1 p.m. The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain, flash flooding, high surf, and possible thunderstorms for Hawaii Island starting Saturday (April 28). Be aware of rising waters, ponding on roadways, and dangerous surf conditions.

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Hikers swept into Wailuku River by flash flood, woman still missing

Fire/rescue responded to a 6:04 p.m. alarm Friday (Jan 26) to the Piihonua Falls area in Hilo for a hiker swept away in a flash flood. A male and female were hiking above Piihonua Falls when a flash flood swept both into the quickly rising Wailuku River. The male was able to make it to […]

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Flash flood advisory and road closures for Tuesday (Jan 23)

This is Civil Defense Flash Flood and Road Closure message for Tuesday afternoon, January 23rd, at 2:40 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for Hawaii Island. Heavy rains, thunder and lightning are expected to continue through tonight.

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Winter storm, flash flood and marine advisories continue

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until 6 a.m. Thursday (Dec 21). The National Weather Service has downgraded the Warning to a Flash Flood Watch. A Flash Flood Watch means flooding is still possible.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for Hawaii Island summits above 12,000 feet from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 a.m. Thursday (Dec 21).

Winter Storm Warning and Flash Flood Watch issued for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for Hawaii Island summits above 12,000 feet from 6 p.m. this evening until 6 a.m. Thursday (Dec 21).

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The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for the windward and southeastern areas of Hawaii Island. This is for the districts of windward Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo, Puna and Ka’u.

Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island, many parks, gyms, and pools closed

The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for the windward and southeastern areas of Hawaii Island. This is for the districts of windward Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo, Puna and Ka’u.

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The National Weather Service reports a Flash Flood Warning is now in effect for Hawaii Island until 11:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Warning means dangerous flooding is occurring or imminent; and may pose a threat to life and property. Heavy thunder showers are expected to continue through today.

Flash Flood Watch and High Wind Warning issued for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service reports a Flash Flood Warning is now in effect for Hawaii Island until 11:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Warning means dangerous flooding is occurring or imminent; and may pose a threat to life and property. Heavy thunder showers are expected to continue through today.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island Monday through Tuesday afternoon (Oct 23-24).

Heavy showers associated with an upper trough and cold front moving down the island chain could result in flash flooding Monday through Tuesday. The latest guidance indicates the greatest potential for flooding will occur over Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii Island.

Flash Flood and High Wind Watches issued for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island Monday through Tuesday afternoon (Oct 23-24). Heavy showers associated with an upper trough and cold front moving down the island chain could result in flash flooding Monday through Tuesday. The latest guidance indicates the greatest potential for flooding will occur […]

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Winter Storm Watch and Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island

This is a Winter Storm and Flash Flood Watch message for Friday, April 28 at 3:45 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the summits of Hawaii Island starting Saturday. In addition, a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island is now in effect through the weekend. A Flash Flood Watch […]

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