Notice Level: Urgent (Weather Update Needed)
Flood Advisory has been issued for the districts of South Hilo, Puna, and Ka'u until 1:00 pm Tuesday afternoon (March 3rd). A rainfall rate of 1-2 inches per hour has been recorded in some areas. (Please see the post for further details).
From our: HIRSC Team - Utah Section/Weather Team
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 100 PM HST. * At 947 AM HST, radar indicated moderate to heavy rain was falling over portions of the Hilo, Puna, and Kau districts of the Big Island. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Glenwood, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Pahala, Orchidland Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pahoa, and Honomu. 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 100 PM HST if heavy rain persists.
The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) along with the Hawaii County Civil Defense reports the following areas with flooding or ponding was reported this morning in Hilo at:
Kamehameha Avenue and Pauahi Street Railroad Avenue and Lanikalua Street E. Kawailani and Kamalii Street.
HPD asks all motorists to treat flashing traffic lights as a 4-way stop.
Any changes, we will provide an update as it becomes available.