Notice Level: Urgent (Information Update Needed)
A Flood Advisory has been extended for the districts of Ka'u, North and South Kona and South Kohala until 7:15 pm Wednesday evening (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 715 PM HST. * At 415 PM HST, radar continue to show scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms producing rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour over leeward and interior portions of the Big Island. Showers are expected to diminish late this afternoon. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Naalehu, Pohakuloa Camp, Captain Cook, Puuanahulu, Honaunau, Waikoloa Village, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Honalo, Pahala and Wood Valley. 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 715 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.