Flood Advisory Extended Again For East Hawaii
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for portions of the Big Island until 7 am Wednesday.
At 3:48 am, heavy rain continued over eastern portions of the Big Island between Volcano and Hawaiian Paradise Park at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Law enforcement reported several downed trees along Route 11 near South Glenwood Road.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Acres, Glenwood, Orchidland Estates, Mountain View, Pahoa, Keaau, Volcano, Fern Acres, Ainaloa, Kurtistown, Kalapana, Leilani Estates, Nanawale Estates, and Hawaiian Beaches.
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 for the Big Island through Wednesday.