A Flood Advisory has been posted for the East Hawaii districts of South Hilo and Puna until Friday evening (February 5th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood Advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 545 PM HST. * At 239 PM HST, radar indicated strong thunderstorms producing heavy rain over portions of windward Big Island. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour with the storms moving toward the east and southeast near 10 mph. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidland Estates, Mountain View, Keaau, Glenwood, Pahoa, Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Fern Acres, Kurtistown, Eden Roc, Ainaloa, Fern Forest, Hawaiian Beaches, Nanawale Estates, and Leilani Estates. 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 545 PM HST if flooding persists.
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