Heavy rain triggers flash flood warning for parts of the island of Hawaii



HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) – A flash flood warning was issued for parts of the island of Hawaii on Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning is valid until 8:15 a.m.

NWS said around 5 a.m. the radar was showing moderate to heavy rainfall on the Hamakua coast, falling at a rate of 1 inch per hour.

Although the widespread heavy rain has subsided, forecasters said the Honolii and Wailuku rivers remain swollen and could potentially lead to flooding.

Areas include Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Honokaa, Laupahoehoe, Ookala, Paauilo, Ninole, Honomu, Hakalau, Pepeekeo, Papaikou, Kamuela, Mountain View, Glenwood, Volcano, Kukuihaele, Waipio Valley, Keaau, and Waimanu Valley.

This warning could be extended beyond 8:15 a.m. if conditions persist.

A flood warning is also valid until 8 a.m. for places like Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kapaau, Honokaa, Pohakuloa Camp, Vulkan, Glenwood, Mountain View, Papaikou, Honomu, Pohakuloa Training Area, Pepeekeo, Hakalau, Laupahoehoe, Ninole, Ookala, Keaau , Paauilo and Hawaiian Acres.

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