Flood Advisory Extended
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flood Advisory for the island of Hawai‘i until 9:15 p.m.
At 6:05 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Waikoloa Village. Rain was falling at a rate of half an inch per hour.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Pa‘auilo, Waipi‘o Valley, Orchidlands Estates, Kukuihaele, Haw‘i, Pepe‘ekeo, Kea‘au, Kamuela, Kawaihae and Honoka‘a.
- 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 9:15 p.m. if heavy rain persists.
A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Kaua‘i until late tonight.