Flash Flood Warning Continues for Big Island


A flash flood warning has been issued for windward areas of the Big Island from Hilo to South Point until 10:15 a.m.

A secondary cold front moving through the state will eventually clear us out but rain showers will linger across parts of the region through early afternoon.

Residents in most of West Virginia are being told to watch out for flash floods from heavy rains.

Over the last several hours, the heaviest rainfall, flooding and lightning have been occurring in the lower Puna area including Hawaiian Beaches, Pāhoa, and Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Parishes across the southern part of the state under a flash flood watch include Orleans, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebonne, Tangipahoa, St. Charles, Pointe Coupee, St. Tammany and Washington.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. According to the NWS, flash flooding is extremely risky.

The weather service says the bulk of the storms are expected to move through the area just before or during the morning commute.

The rain is being blamed for a series of motor vehicle accidents around the region.

River water rose to 18 feet Monday morning closing the Mon wharf for parking, which will stayed closed through Tuesday and possibly Wednesday, according to Herald.