Weather Causes Several Closures

The National Weather Service continues the Flash Flood Watch for Hawai`i Island. A Flash Flood Watch means flooding is possible due to heavy rain from thunderstorms and strong winds. Winter weather conditions, including high winds are expected for the summit areas.

Due to the Flash Flood Watch, the following advisories are issued, per the County of Hawai`i:

  • Department of Parks and Recreation reports beach parks, community centers, swimming pools, pavilions and the Kalapana lava viewing area will remain closed today. Gymnasiums with scheduled events are open at this time.
  • Hawai`i Police Department reports all roads are open at this time.
  • Because strong winds associated with thunderstorms may occur on Saturday, the county advises that residents take measures to secure items around your property that may be affected.

Weather radar image as of 12:15 p.m.