Civil Warning

Flood in progress

This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a Severe Weather Update for Saturday, February 18th at 3 in the afternoon. 

The National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch for the State and Island of Hawaii and the Flash Flood Warning for Ka`u, Puna, Hilo, and Hamakua Districts continue though Sunday. 

 Due to wide-spread flooding, the following are in effect; 

  • Multiple roads continue to be closed due to flooding, ponding, and landslides.
  • Closures include;
    • In Ka`u District – Highway 11 at Kawa Flats near the 60 Mile Marker, Upper Cane Haul Road (Ka`alahiki) between Pahala and Na`alehu, and Wood Valley Road.
    • In Puna District – Highway 130 near the 2.5 Mile Marker is limited to inner lanes only. Slow down and drive with caution in this area.
    • In Hilo District – Old Mamalahoa Highway near Honomu.
  • Roadways will remain closed until rain stops and water levels subside.
  • Additional road closures may occur without warning.
  • Do not attempt to cross flowing water in your vehicle or on foot; turn around don’t drown.
  • Civil Defense requests motorists stay off the roads until conditions improve.
  • The National Weather Service forecast severe weather and flooding conditions to continue through Sunday.

If you sustained damage to your property caused by rain and flooding, please visit the Hawaii County Civil Defense website Request for Damage Assessment link (at

Thank you for listening.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.Confirm Receipt© 2023 Everbridge, Inc.


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