Notice Level: Urgent (Information Update Needed)
A Flood Advisory has been extended for the districts of Hamakua, North and South Hilo, and Puna of Hawaii Island until 1:30 am Sunday morning (April 5th). Moderate and some heavy showers have been reported throughout East Hawaii. (See Post for Details)
Published By: HIRSC Team - Weather Unit
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 130 AM HST. * At 1010 PM HST, radar continues to indicate areas of heavy rain over windward Big Island between Laupahoehoe and Volcano. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour in the heaviest showers. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Glenwood, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Laupahoehoe, Orchidland Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pahoa, Honomu, Mountain View and Kalapana. 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 130 AM HST if heavy rain persists. This Flood Advisory replaces the previously issued Flood Advisory that was in effect for portions of the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County.