NWS extends flash flood warning for the Big Island until 4:30 p.m.

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — As of 1:25 p.m. the National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the flash flood warning for the Big Island until 10:30 a.m.

At 1:20 p.m., emergency management reported that significant flooding impacts continued across windward Big Island, with numerous road closures reported. In addition, radar showed newly-developed heavy showers affecting the area from Hilo to Volcano to Pahala that were spreading upslope, and toward the Hamakua District.

Big Island Civil Defense reports numerous road closures, due to heavy runoff and debris on roadways. Portions of Saddle road are closed, Highway 11 is closed near Kawa Flats.

Highway 19 was closed north of Honokaa due to a large tree blocking the road but it is now open.

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