A Flood Advisory has been issued for the North Hawaii districts of North Kohala, South Kohala, and Hāmākua through Tuesday morning (February 9th).
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 1030 AM HST. * At 723 AM HST, radar indicated heavy rain repeatedly forming over the Hamakua Coast, mainly along the lower slopes. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kapaau, Honokaa, Paauilo, Kukuihaele, Ookala, Waipio Valley, Kamuela, Laupahoehoe, Waimanu Valley, Ninole, Pololu Valley, Hakalau, Honomu, Kohala Ranch, Pepeekeo, Halaula, Papaikou, Paukaa and Wainaku. 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 1030 AM HST if flooding persists.