Hurricane Lane leaves part of Hilo underwater


New video shows the extent of flooding in Hilo Thursday due to Hurricane Lane.

Roads and fields are all underwater, including Bayfront Highway.

The area is prone to flooding, but the view reflects just how much rain Lane has brought to the island.

In addition to a tropical storm warning, a flash flood warning remains in effect as bands of heavy rain continue to wash over the area.

The heaviest rainfall has been focused upslope from Hilo and along the Hamakua coast just north of Hilo.

Officials say some residents had to be rescued from flooded homes, and water levels in streams and rivers remain high.

Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Hilo, Naalehu, Paauilo, Waipio Valley, Orchidlands Estates, Kukuihaele, Hawi, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Honokaa, Ookala and Hawaiian Paradise Park.

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