Flood advisory issued for leeward portions of the Big Island
A flood advisory is currently in effect for portions of West Hawai‘i until 4:15 p.m.
At 1:05 p.m., radar indicated slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms developing over leeward and interior Big Island, with rain falling at rates between 1 and 2 inches per hour. Some locations that will experience flooding include: Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Hōnaunau, Kealakekua, Kainaliu, Pōhakuloa Training Area, Honalo, Hōlualoa, Kahalu‘u-Keauhou, Pōhakuloa Camp, Hawaiian Ocean View, Pu‘uanahulu, Kalaoa, Miloli‘i, as well as portions of Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
Impacts include minor flooding on roads, poor drainage areas, and in streams. The public is advised to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.
This advisory may need to be extended beyond 4:15 p.m. if flooding persists.