Flood Advisory has been issued for the West Hawaii districts of North Kona, South Kona, and South Kohala until 7:00 pm Wednesday evening (December 16th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood Advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 700 PM HST. * At 353 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over the Kona slopes of the Big Island. Rain was falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour. The heaviest rainfall was occurring over the North Kona district. These showers and thunderstorms are slow moving with additional development possible through the rest of the afternoon. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Waikoloa Village, Honalo, Holualoa, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Pohakuloa Training Area, Puuanahulu, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Honaunau, Kalaoa, Pohakuloa Camp, Puako, Waikii, Kona International Airport, Waikoloa Beach and Mauna Lani. 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 700 PM HST if flooding persists.