A Flood Advisory has been extended for the North and South Kona districts until 9:00 pm Thursday evening (November 26).
HIRSC - Weather Team
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood Advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 900 PM HST. * At 709 PM HST, radar showed heavy showers extending south along the coast from Kailua-Kona to Kealakekua. The heavy rain was steadily shifting northward along the coast with rainfall rates up to 1 to 3 inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Holualoa, Honalo, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Kalaoa, Kealakekua and Kona International Airport. 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 900 PM HST if flooding persists.
The HIRSC - Kailua-Kona and Holualoa Team can confirm numerous reports of heavy runoff and flash flooding happening throughout Captain Cook to Kailua-Kona areas.
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) and the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) can confirm they have received and responded to numerous reports of heavy ponding on the roadway and also flooding near or at residences in the North Kona and South Kona districts.
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