Landslide Concerns Return With Southwestern Pa. Under Flash Flood Watch

Joann Johnston
April 16, 2018

Being the southern-most county, a Flash Flood Watch for Columbiana County has been issued until Monday at 4 a.m. This includes the areas of Hawaiian Acres, Mountain View, Glenwood, Volcano, Pahala, Wood Valley and Naalehu. Heavy rain and lightning are now being reported in the districts of Puna and Kau.

Ponding is being reported on Highway 130, motorists are urged to use extreme caution as road closures can occur without notice.

The American Red Cross is responding to assist residents in Hawaiian Beaches who are affected by flooding.

Please keep yourself informed.

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Conditions will be monitored closely throughout the weekend and updates will be issued as necessary. The warning expires at 5:15 p.m.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding, including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1-866-215-4324.

A Freezing Rain warning has been placed throughout much of the area, with Environment Canada projecting ice build-up of 10 to 20 millimeters across the region by Sunday morning, with some areas possibly receiving more than 20 millimeters of freezing rain.

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