Flood Advisory Issued for Big Island
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 11:45 pm.
At 8:43 pm, radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain over the eastern slopes of the Big Island from Volcano northward to Hilo and Laupahoehoe. A large slow moving band of showers will produce additional rainfall across the area this evening. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Mountain View, Kea´au, Hawaiian
Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Glenwood, Pahoa, Volcano, Papaikou, Pepe´ekeo, Honomu, Hawai´i Volcanoes National Park, Hakalau, Ninole, Laupahoehoe, Kurtistown, Fern Acres and Eden Roc.
Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding.