A Flood Advisory has been extended for the following districts: Hamakua, North and South Hilo, Puna, and Ka'u until 9:00 pm Wednesday evening (September 23rd). Parts of East Hawaii has seen rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour.
Field Reports from HIRSC - East Hawaii team reports moderate with some heavy showers are happening in the Kaumana, Hilo, Hawaiian Beaches, Volcano Village, and Pahala. Also reported Wailuku River was flowing very heavily near Pi'ihonua Bridge.
The highest rainfall accumulations recorded in East Hawaii as of 6:00 pm was 7.21 inches in Waiakea Uka.
No reports of flooding in residences or business and also no lane or road closures to report at this time.
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
HIRSC - Weather Team Update for East Hawaii as of 6:00 pm Wednesday evening:
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the
* Flood advisory for...
The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County
* Until 900 PM HST.
* At 550 PM HST, radar showed showers continuing to stream into the
windward side of the Big Island, leading to nuisance flooding and
significant stream rises. Up to 7 inches of rain has fallen so far
today at Piihonua, with widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 6
inches just in the last 6 hours. This is leading to widespread
ponding of water.
* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to...
the entire windward side of the Big Island, including the Hilo,
Puna, Hamakua and Kau districts.
Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to
Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due
to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action.
Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on
foot. Turn around, don`t drown.
This advisory may need to be extended beyond 900 PM HST if heavy rain