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Flash Flood Warning issued for Windward Big Island

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Areas of the Big Island of Hawaii that were soaked by a storm system a week ago are once again under a Flash Flood Warning.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for windward areas of the Big Island of Hawaii until 2:30 a.m.

According to forecasters, radar showed heavy rain in a thunderstorm near Ookala, about 26 miles northwest of Hilo. Radar estimated that rain was falling at a rate of more than three inches per hour in this area. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.

Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Waipio Valley, Paauilo and Honokaa.

A Flash Flood Warning means flash flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads and low-lying areas.

The warning replaces the Flood Advisory that had been in effect earlier.

The warning may be extended if heavy rain persists.

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