Flood Advisory Issued for Hawaiʻi County
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawaiʻi in Hawaiʻi County until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25.
At 2:34 p.m. radars indicated widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms over the Big Island. Radars show rain falling at over an inch per hour and the Papaikou Well rainfall gage recorded .25 inches in 15 minutes.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Naalehu, Paauilo, Orchidlands Estates, Kukuihaele, Hawi, Pepeekeo, Kamuela, Kawaihae, Hawaiian Paradise Park and Kawa Flats.
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 530 PM HST if heavy rain persists.