Notice Level: Urgent (Weather Update Needed)
A Flood Advisory has been issued for the districts of North and South Kona until 6:30 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 issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 630 PM HST. * At 315 PM HST, a rain gage at Waiaha reported indicated heavy rain, with accumulations approaching an inch over the past hour or so. The slow-moving heavy showers are expected to persist over the lower slopes through the afternoon. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kealakekua, Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Holualoa and Keauhou. 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.
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.