News

UPDATES: Flood Advisory Cancelled; Flash Flood Watch Continues

August 2, 2019, 7:36 AM HST
* Updated August 2, 11:15 AM
A
A
A

11:06 AM: THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR THE ISLAND OF HAWAI‘I IS CANCELLED

The National Weather Service in Honolulu reported that weather radar showed that heavy rain has ended.

A flash flood watch remains in effect for the Big Island through 6 a.m. HST Saturday.

8:52 AM: Flood Advisory Extended to 11:45 AM

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 11:45 a.m.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

At 8:50 a.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Na‘alehu. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Pahala, Wood Valley, Kawa Flats, Hawaiian Ocean View, Punalu‘u Beach and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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 11:45 a.m. if heavy rain persists.

6:02 AM HST, Friday, Aug 2, 2019: Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Hawai‘i until 9 a.m. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for the Big Island through Saturday morning.

At 6 a.m, radar indicated a large area of moderate to heavy rain continuing to move ashore over the southeast slopes and windward areas of the Big Island. Rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour in the heavier showers.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Na‘alehu, Orchidlands Estates, Glenwood, Pepe‘ekeo, Kea‘au, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Pahala, O‘okala and Wood Valley.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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 a.m. if heavy rain persists.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.