Notice Level: Urgent (Information Update Needed)
A Flood Advisory and Watch have been issued for the Island of Hawaii until 11:00 pm Tuesday evening (April 14th). A more urgent Flood Advisory has been issued for East Hawaii until 12:15 pm Tuesday afternoon. Moderate to heavy rainfall has been reported to happening from Downtown Hilo to Discovery Harbour. (See Post for Details)
Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Honoka'a) Section and Weather Unit
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 1215 PM HST. * At 912 AM HST, radar indicated heavy rain near Naalehu. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Naalehu, Keaau, Orchidland Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kawa Flats, Pahoa, Hawaiian Acres, Glenwood, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pahala, Wood Valley, and Punaluu Beach. 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 1215 PM HST if heavy rain persists. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for All Hawaiian Islands. * Through 11 PM HST this evening. * An upper-level disturbance moving into the state from the west will produce periods of slow-moving heavy rain showers and thunderstorms across all islands through the evening hours. These heavy rains could lead to flash flooding and elevated stream levels. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Flash flooding is LIFE-THREATENING. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle or on foot. Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately.