Flood Advisory Issued for Northwestern Areas of Big Island

December 3, 2021, 9:26 PM HST
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A flood advisory is in effect until midnight for the northwestern parts of the Big Island.

At 8:55 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain moving in across the northwest section of the Big Island extending north Keahole Point to Kawaihae to Waipiʻo Valley, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa Village, Kapaʻau, Honokaʻa, Kamuela, Puako, Kawaihae, Puʻuanahulu, Kohala Ranch, Waipiʻo Valley, Waimanu Valley, Pololu Valley, Kukuihaele, Pōhakuloa Training Area, Halaula, Hawi, Kalaoa, Paʻauilo, Holualoa and Honalo.

Minor flooding is expected on roads, poor drainage areas, and in streams. Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding. This advisory may need to be extended beyond midnight if flooding persists.

A Flood Watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for all Hawaiian Islands.

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