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

Hawaii County Civil Defense 4:45 p.m. audio update

This is a Flash Flood Warning update for Thursday afternoon, November 30 at 2:30 p.m.

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.

Hawaii County Police and Public Works Department reports the following road closures:

  • In Hilo, Kamehameha Avenue, Pauahi Street, and Kukila Street closures remain in place.
  • In Puna, some interior roadways have been closed in the subdivisions of Hawaiian Acres, Orchidland and near the Pohoiki area.
  • In Hamakua, Waipi’o Valley Road and Laupahoehoe Point Road are open to local residential traffic only.

Hawaii County Parks and Recreation Department reports all parks, gyms, swimming pools, and community centers in Hamakua, Hilo and Puna are closed. The Butler Building near the Hilo Civic Auditorium has opened for shelter and will remain open through the night.

Due to very dangerous flooding conditions, heavy rain, and road closures, the following advisories are issued:

  • All residents in flood prone areas: take necessary precautions and remain on alert for flooding conditions. Consider cancelling or postponing activities where possible. Do not drive unless necessary.
  • If you must drive, be on the alert for debris, runoffs, flashing road signs, barricades and ponding of water. Expect delays, plan ahead, and drive with caution.
  • Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot.

Be aware that additional road closures may occur without notice.

All residents are advised to be on the alert for heavy rains and flooding conditions.

National Weather Service forecasts these rainy conditions will continue through tomorrow.

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