Notice Level: Urgent (Information Update Needed)
A Flood Advisory has been issued for the districts of Ka'u, North and South Kona and South Kohala until 4:15 pm Wednesday afternoon (April 1st). Moderate to heavy showers have been reported in the interior sections and along the slopes of Mauna Loa and Hualalai on Hawaii Island. (See Post for further details)
Published by: HIRSC Team - Weather Unit
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 415 PM HST. * At 118 PM HST, radar indicated scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms producing rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour over leeward and interior portions of the Big Island. Additional heavy showers and thunderstorms will flare up through late afternoon. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Naalehu, Honaunau, Kealakekua, Kawa Flats, Pohakuloa Camp, Captain Cook, Puuanahulu, Waikoloa Village, Kainaliu, Honalo and Pahala. 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 415 PM HST if heavy rain persists.