Flood Advisory Issued for Parts of the Big Island
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawai‘i in until 7 p.m.
At 4:01 p.m., radar indicated spotty heavy rain falling across leeward Big Island from near Waikoloa Village to near Kailua-Kona Town to the slopes above Miloli‘i. Rainfall rates was falling up to an inch an a half per hour.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Hōnaunau, Kahalu‘u-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Waikoloa Village, Kealakekua and Holualoa.
- 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.