Flood advisory for Hawaii Island canceled as torrential rains subside

Heavy rain is slamming parts of Hawaii Island on Wednesday morning, triggering a flash flood warning.
Updated: Mar. 10, 2021 at 12:24 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Heavy rain pelted the Puna area of Hawaii Island on Wednesday morning, creating a treacherous situation on roadways.

A flash flood warning and flood advisory are no longer in effect for the island.

However, forecasters warn that any heavy rains could quickly trigger flooding.

Earlier on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said radar showed the heaviest showers over Volcano National Park, with rates up to 2 inches per hour.

On Tuesday, the heavy rains were creating another problem: Steam. Rain falling on cooling lava rocks was dramatically reducing visibility in the area.

In some places, visibility was as low as 20 feet, forcing authorities to close roads in the area.

Also on Hawaii Island, there were reports of strong winds and downed trees.

This story will be updated.

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