Flood Advisory in Effect for Hawai‘i Island
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.
At 2:33 p.m., radar indicated several thunderstorms over the leeward and interior side of the Big Island. These were near Puako, upslope from Kealakekua and Holualoa, near Milolii, and across the Humuula Saddle.
These storms were slow-moving and capable of dropping very heavy rainfall in a short period of time.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Pohakuloa Camp, Captain Cook, Pu‘uanahulu, Honaunau, Kamuela, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Waikoloa Village, Kealakekua, Honalo and Kohala Ranch.
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 5:30 p.m. if heavy rain persists.
A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect through the remainder of the afternoon.