UPDATE: Flood Advisory Extended Again
1:06 PM HST Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021: National Weather Service in Honolulu
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 4:15 p.m.
At 1:06 p.m., radar indicated heavy showers over the Hāmākua, Hilo and Puna Districts, with rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour leading to dangerously low visibility at times. Additional heavy showers and thunderstorms will develop over the slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa through the afternoon.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pepe‘ekeo, Hawaiian Acres, Hawaiian Beaches, Leilani Estates, Ainaloa, Kea‘au, Kurtistown, Orchidland Estates, Nanawale Estates, and Pāhoa.
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.
A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 4:15 p.m. if flooding