Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Hawai‘i Island
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i Island on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, until 2:45 p.m.
A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect.
Currently areas in lower Puna are receiving heavy rains.
At 11:38 a.m. radar indicated heavy rain over windward Big Island, from Hawaiian Paradise Park to Ainaloa to Leilani Estates. Rain was falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour, and showers are drifting toward the south.
Locations in the advisory include Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Nanawale Estates, Kea‘au, Pāhoa and Mountain View.
Due to the Flash Flood Watch, the following advisories are issued:
- No roads are closed at this time motorist should use caution due to occasional heavy downpours, driving conditions are poor. Be on the alert for possible road closures without notice.
- Expect possible interruptions in your utility services.
- Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals. Treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.
- Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
This advisory may need to be extended beyond 2:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.