A Flood Advisory has once again (yes, again) been extended for the following districts: Hamakua, North and South Hilo, Puna, and Ka'u until 12:00 am (Midnight) Thursday morning (September 24th). Parts of East Hawaii continues to see moderate to heavy rainfall.
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 9:00 pm was 8.69 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 9:00 pm Wednesday evening:
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until midnight HST. * At 851 PM HST, radar showed rainfall persisting over the Kau and Puna Districts, while gradually diminishing over the north and south Hilo Districts. Many areas have received 4 to 6 inches of rain in the last 6 hours, and water levels in many windward streams, although gradually receding, are higher than they have been in months. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... the entire windward side of the Big Island, including the Hilo, Puna, and Kau districts. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. 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 midnight HST if heavy rain persists.