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East Hawaii Flood Advisory Update for October 1st, 2020

A Flood Advisory has been issued for the East Hawaii districts of South Hilo and Puna until 10:45 am Thursday morning (October 1st).

(See post for further details and rainfall totals for East Hawaii)

Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team

HIRSC - Weather Team continues to monitor wet weather hampering the South Hilo and Puna districts of Hawaii Island. The wet conditions have also triggered a Flood Advisory for the districts.

Some areas of South Hilo and Puna districts were seeing rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Some of the heaviest rain was falling in the Waiakea, Kaumana, Hawaiian Acres, and Panaewa areas.

No road or lane closures to report at this time related to the wet conditions at this time, however, could happen without notice. Motorists are asked to drive with caution on wet roadways.

The highest rainfall recorded was 2.46" in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision in Puna.


The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood Advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 1045 AM HST. * At 738 AM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over the South Hilo and Puna Districts. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour from Hawaiian Paradise Park to Hilo. Additional rainfall may move ashore from the southeast over the next several hours. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Mountain View, Glenwood, Orchidland Estates, Keaau, Pahoa, Volcano, Papaikou, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pepeekeo, Honomu, Hakalau, Ninole, Fern Acres, Eden Roc, Kurtistown and Fern Forest. 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 flooding persists.

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