Flood Advisory for North Kona and South Kohala Districts of Hawaii Island has been issued until 6:15 pm Thursday evening. Moderate to heavy rains have been reported in the Pu'uwa'awa'a, Pu'uanahulu, & Hualalai Ranch area.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 615 PM HST. * At 317 PM HST, radar indicated areas of heavy rain from Kona northward to Waikoloa Village. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Kalaoa, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Puuanahulu, Holualoa and Honalo. 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 615 PM HST if heavy rain persists.
Updates from the Hawaii Police Department (HPD):
At 4:00 pm Thursday afternoon: All roads are open at this time and all motorist are asked to drive with caution. Road closures may happen without notice.