Flood Advisory Issued for Ka‘ū, Puna Areas
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 slow-moving heavy showers developing over interior and southeast slopes of the Big Island. The heaviest rainfall was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour around Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Pahala.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Wood Valley, Punalu‘u Beach, Volcano, Kawa Flats, Glenwood, Nā‘ālehu, Mountain View, Hawaiian Ocean View, Fern Forest, Waiohinu, Hawai‘i Volcanoes Park Kahuku Unit and Discovery Harbour.
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 4:15 p.m. if flooding persists.