A Flood Advisory for the East Hawaii Districts of Hāmākua, North and South Hilo, and Puna has been now extended until late Monday evening (March 8th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the * Flood Advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 1015 PM HST. * At 700 PM HST, radar indicated moderate to locally heavy rain over windward Big Island with rainfall rates of around 1 inch per hour in the heaviest showers. The heaviest rain was falling from Hakalau southward to Hilo to Volcano. Additionally, law enforcment reported Bayfront Highway in Hilo was closed due to flooding. Streams continue to run high as well and minor flooding will likely continue as bands of rain continue to push onshore during the next several hours. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Honokaa, Mountain View, Keaau, Glenwood, Hawaiian Acres, Papaikou, Orchidland Estates, Pepeekeo, Volcano, Honomu, Hakalau, Pahoa, Ninole, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe, Ookala and Paauilo. 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. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect. && This advisory may need to be extended beyond 1015 PM HST if flooding persists.