The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a - Flood advisory for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County - Until 600 PM HST.
- At 304 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over the northeast half of the Big Island. The most intense rainfall was along the leeward Kohala slopes and over the slopes of the South Hilo District. This rainfall is expected to continue through the afternoon and diminish around sunset. - Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Paauilo, Waipio Valley, Orchidlands Estates, Hawi, Keaau, Waimea, Kawaihae, the Kohala Mountain Road, and the Mamalahoa Highway between Waimea and Kalaoa. 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.