Flood Advisory Issued for East Hawai‘i Till 2 P.M.
10:55 AM HST Tuesday, March 9, 2021: National Weather Service in Honolulu
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 2 PM HST.
At 10:55 a.m., radar and rain gauges indicated heavy rain over the South Hilo, Puna, and Ka‘ū Districts. Rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour. Rainfall will continue for several hours as more rain moves ashore from the southeast.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Volcano, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Wood Valley, Glenwood, Pahala, Mountain View, Punalu‘u Beach, Hawaiian Acres, Kawa Flats, Pōhakuloa Training Area, Orchidland Estates, Kea‘au, Nā‘ālehu, Pāhoa, Papaikou, Pepe‘ekeo and Honomū.
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 2 p.m. if flooding persists.