(Sorry we missed the 4:15 to 7:15 pm extension, but once again)
The Flood Advisory issued for the Island of Hawaii has now been extended until 10:15 pm Saturday evening (February 27th).
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 persistent moderate to heavy showers over windward Big Island from Upolu Point to Laupahoehoe to Hilo to Volcano. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. In addition, area streams are on the rise. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... the entire Big Island. 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.