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A Rainy Day In Hilo Town, NWS Update

12:19 AM · Mar 10, 2021

Wet weather in Hilo town today, but river heights remain below flood levels as rain continues to fall. Currently, the river height of the Wailuku river is just above 12ft. The flood stage on the Wailuku River is designated by the NWS when the height surpases 14ft. The only road closures currently are Kamehameha Ave. and Pauahi St. in Hilo, though there are places on the roads around Hilo where water is pooling. "Radar and rain gages indicated heavy rain continuing over the South Hilo and Puna Districts on the Big Island. The highest rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour were over the lower slopes of the Puna District from Kalapana to Kapoho. Rainfall over the Kau District has been easing. Rainfall will continue for several hours as more rain moves ashore from the southeast. Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Wood Valley, Glenwood, Pahala, Mountain View, Punaluu Beach, Hawaiian Acres, Kawa Flats, Pohakuloa Training Area, Orchidland Estates, Keaau, Naalehu, Pahoa, Papaikou, Pepeekeo and Honomu." ~ Latest NWS Update (1:42pm HST) EDIT: Recent road closures now include: Hwy 132 near 4-corners due to steam Hwy 11 at MM 19.5, between Volcano and Mt View due to multiple downed trees. Kaalaiki Rd in Naalehu Wood Valley Rd Kukila/E. Lanikaula in Hilo

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