Two Kids Rescued After Being Caught in Flash Flood

Two children, a 10-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl, were rescued after being caught in a flash flood on Monday, April 6, 2020, in the Kaumana area of the Big Island.

The rescue happened around 5:20 p.m.

Big Island Police Identify Woman Swept Away By Flash Flood

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation into the death of a Honokaʻa woman who was swept away by rushing rain water Saturday night (January 21).

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She has been identified as 47-year-old Beth R. Radl.

Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a 10:42 p.m. Saturday that Radl had tried to cross a “river” of rushing water near her home on the 3900 block of Kahana Drive, when she was swept away by the knee-high water.

Her body was located at 5:29 a.m. Sunday (January 22) in a stream about a quarter-mile away.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Hawaii County Civil Defense Issues Flash Flood Watch for Big Island

Hawaii County Civil Defense Message:

This is a weather update for Thursday afternoon, November 18 at 4:15

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawai’i Island effective tonight Thursday evening November 18 through Friday November 19.

A flash flood watch means that weather conditions may develop that leads to flash flooding.

Due to the flash flood watch the following are issued.

There is a possibility of heavy rain. All residents in flood prone areas are asked to be on the alert and prepare for possible flooding conditions.

All motorists are asked to drive with caution and be on the alert for debris, runoff and ponding of water. Be aware that road closures and slowdowns can occur without any warning.

Again, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawai’i Island effective tonight through tomorrow. Heavy rains are possible for this period.