And Once Again.
A Flood Advisory for the East Hawaii Districts of South Hilo and Puna has now been expanded to include the entire Island of Hawaii until late Saturday afternoon (February 27th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood Advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 415 PM HST. * At 106 PM HST, radar indicated heavy showers over the Hamakua, Hilo and Puna Districts, with rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour leading to dangerously low visibility at times. Additional heavy showers and thunderstorms will develop over the slopes of Maunakea and Maunaloa through the afternoon. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pepeekeo, Hawaiian Acres, Hawaiian Beaches, Leilani Estates, Ainaloa, Keeau, Kurtistown, Orchidland Estates, Nanawale Estates, and Pahoa. 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 415 PM HST if flooding persists.