Notice Level: Urgent
A Flood Advisory has been issued for the districts of North and South Kohala, and North and South Kona districts until 6:30 pm Tuesday Evening (April 14th). Radar showed moderate to heavy showers with thunderstorms occurring in the upper elevations of Hualalai and also Saddle region of Hawaii Island.
Flash Flood Watch for the Island of Hawaii remains in effect until 11:00 pm Tuesday evening. More showers are expected into the evening hours.
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Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Section and Weather Unit
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 630 PM HST. * At 336 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over leeward Big Island slopes between Captain Cook and Waimea. Rain was falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour. Additional heavy rainfall is expected through the remainder of the afternoon. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Pohakuloa Camp, Captain Cook, Puuanahulu, Honaunau, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Waikoloa Village, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Honalo, Kalaoa and Pohakuloa Training Area. 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 630 PM HST if heavy rain persists. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect.