A Flood Advisory has been issued for the following districts: Ka'u, Puna, and South Hilo until 6:00 pm Wednesday evening (September 23rd). Parts of East Hawaii has seen rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour. Based on models and maps, the flood advisory maybe extended beyond 6:00 pm.
Field Reports from HIRSC - East Hawaii team reports moderate with some heavy showers are happening in the Kaumana, Hawaiian Beaches, Volcano Village, and Pahala. The highest rainfall accumulations recorded in East Hawaii was 6.54 inches in Waiakea Uka.
No reports of flooding in residences or business and also no lane or road closures to report at this time.
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
HIRSC - Weather Team Update for East Hawaii as of 5:00 pm Wednesday evening:
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 600 PM HST. * At 301 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain near Hilo. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Paauilo, Kukuihaele, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Honokaa, Orchidland Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kawa Flats, Pahoa, Hawaiian Acres and Pohakuloa Camp. 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 600 PM HST if heavy rain persists.