Flood Advisory: Heavy rain over windward Big Island from Honokaʻa to Volcanoes National Park
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory until 1 a.m. Thursday morning for the windward Big Island from Honokaʻa to Volcanoes National Park.
At about 9:49 p.m. Wednesday, rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
The impacts could include minor flooding on roads, poor drainage areas and in streams.
Some locations that will experience flooding include: Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Honokaʻa, Mountain View, Glenwood, Keaʻau, Hawaiian Acres, Volcano, Papaikou, Orchidland Estates, Pepeekeo, Honomu, Hakalau, Pahoa, Ninole, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe, Ookala and Paauilo.
People are urged to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone
Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action.
This advisory may need to be extended beyond 1 a.m. if flooding persists.