A Flood Advisory has been issued for the West Hawaii districts of South Kohala, North and South Kona, and Ka'u districts through Tuesday evening (October 27th).
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 645 PM HST. * At 340 PM HST, radar indicated heavy showers over leeward Big Island, with the heaviest rainfall occurring around Kailua-Kona and north to Puuanahulu. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Waikoloa Village, Holualoa, Honalo, Kainaliu, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Kealakekua, Kalaoa, Puuanahulu, Honaunau, Pohakuloa Training Area, Puako, Kawaihae, Kamuela, Kohala Ranch, Hawaiian Ocean View, Kona International Airport, Waikoloa Beach and Waikii. 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 645 PM HST if flooding persists.