Notice Level: Urgent
Flood Advisory for East Hawaii Districts: South Hilo, Puna, Ka'u is in effect until 10:45 am Thursday morning (October 10th). May be extended if wet weather persists.
Moderate to Heavy Rain along with a few thunderstorms have been reported in the area between Pahala to Waiakea. Rain was falling at a rate of are 1-2 inches per hour.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 1045 AM HST. * At 746 AM HST, radar indicated a band of heavy rain along the Kau Coast and South Hilo districts. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Naalehu, Orchidlands Estates, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Ookala, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kawa Flats, Pahoa, Hawaiian Acres, Glenwood and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 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 1045 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.