Notice Level: Urgent (Weather Update Needed)
A Flood Advisory has once again been issued for the districts of North and South Kona until 9:30 pm Thursday evening (March 5th). Rain was falling at rates of 1-2 inches per hour in some areas of North Kona. (See Post for further details)
Published by: HIRSC Team - Weather Unit/Hawaii Island Section (Kailua-Kona)
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 930 PM HST. * At 615 PM HST, radar and rain gages indicated that moderate to heavy rain continues over leeward portions of the Big Island between Kailua-Kona and Honaunau. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, with a rain gage at Waiaha reporting 3.78 inches in the last three hours. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Honalo, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Holualoa and Kainaliu. 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 930 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.
Hawaii Police Department (HPD) and State Department of Transportation (HDOT) reports NO Road Closures to report at this time related to the weather conditions and may happen without notice.