Flood advisory issued for East Hawai‘i
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for East Hawai‘i till 7:30 p.m.
At 5:31 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over windward sections of the Big Island from Hilo to Waipi‘o Valley. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Some locations that will experience flooding include: Hilo, Honoka‘a, Laupahoehoe, O‘okala, Pa‘auilo, Ninole, Honomū, Hakalau, Pepe‘ekeo, Papaikou, Kukuihaele, Kamuela, Waipi‘o Valley, Mountain View, Waimanu Valley, Glenwood, Pauka‘a and Wainaku.
Minor flooding is possible on roads, poor drainage areas, and in streams.
The public is advised to tay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding.
This advisory may need to be extended beyond 7:30 p.m. if flooding persists.