This is a Civil Defense update for Friday, December 2 at 8:10 PM.
The National Weather Service’s Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday afternoon for Hawaii County due to the potential for heavy rainfall to redevelop during the weekend.
The combination of deep tropical moisture and an unstable airmass may result in heavy showers and thunderstorms through the weekend.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is very dangerous.
We urge residents and visitors to monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. Campers and hikers should consider postponing their outing until the weather is better.
Hawaii Police Department reports Kahikopele Road in upper Puna in the Eden Rock area remains closed due to flooding. However, an alternate route is available to area motorists.
As a reminder, both lanes are open on Highway 11 near Kawa Flats in Ka’u at mile markers 58 to 59.
In Hilo, Kamehameha Avenue now has one lane open in both directions between Pauahi Street and Ponahawai Street.
Pauahi Street is now open.
Please be safe and have a nice evening. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.