Flood Advisory in Effect for Big Island

March 31, 2020, 4:11 PM HST (Updated March 31, 2020, 4:11 PM)

A flood advisory is in effect for much of the Big Island Tuesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for North and South Kohala, Hāmākua, Hilo and Puna through the afternoon. The heaviest rainfall is affecting the upslope areas of the Kohala district between Kamuela and Pōhakuloa.


A flood advisory means localized flooding may occur.

Due to the Flood Advisory, the following are issued:

  • 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.
  • Be aware that road closures may occur without notice.
  • Do not attempt to cross flowing water; turn around don’t drown.
  • Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals. Please treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.


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