Notice Level: Urgent (Information Update Needed)
Flood Advisory for West Hawaii has been extended until 10:45 pm Tuesday evening (March 17th) and has been expanded to include the districts of North and South Kohala and Hamakua. Moderate to heavy rainfall was reported in sporadic areas around West Hawaii. (See Post for Further Details)
Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Kamuela - Waimea) Section and Weather Unit
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a
* Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County
* Until 1045 PM HST.
* At 750 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over a large portion of the Big Island, with rainfall rates between 1 and 2 inches per hour. Rainfall will move east and northeast at 10 to 15 mph, primarily affecting the Kau, Kona, Kohala, and Hamakua districts.
* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Waipio Valley, Hawi, Honaunau, Kawaihae, Honokaa, Kealakekua and Kamuela.
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 1045 PM HST if heavy; rain persists.;
This Flood Advisory replaces the previously issued Flood Advisory; that was in effect for portions of the island of Hawaii in Hawaii; County.