A Flood Advisory for the district of Ka'ū on the Island of Hawaii is in effect until 8:30 am Tuesday morning (January 26th).
This advisory replaces the warning that was in effect for the East Hawaii region earlier Tuesday morning.
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 830 AM HST. * At 533 AM HST, radar indicated moderate to locally heavy rain over the Kau District with rainfall rates of up to 1 inch per hour. Area streams continue to run elevated due to recent heavy rainfall, with additional rain bands expected to affect the area over the next couple hours. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Punaluu Beach, Kawa Flats, Pahala, Naalehu, Wood Valley, Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Waiohinu, Hawaii Volcanoes Park Kahuku Unit and Discovery Harbour. 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. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for the Big Island until 6 PM HST this evening. && This advisory may need to be extended beyond 830 AM HST if flooding persists.