Update: Flood advisory cancelled for South Kohala District
Updated at 8:29 p.m. on Feb. 15: The National Weather Service has cancelled the flood advisory for the South Kohala District.
Updated at 6:55 p.m. on Feb. 15: The National Weather Service has extended the flood advisory for the South Kohala District until 10 pm. Wednesday.
At this time, rain continues to fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.
Original post: The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the South Kohala District from 4 p.m through 7 p.m Wednesday.
Radar indicated heavy rain over leeward areas of the Big Island around Waikōloa Village and Puʻuanahulu. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour and will likely continue through the afternoon.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Waikōloa Village, Puʻuanahulu, Puako, Kawaihae, Kamuela, Waikōloa Beach, Mauna Lani and Waikiʻi.
Due to the flood advisory, the following are issued:
- All residents in flood prone areas are asked to remain alert for flooding conditions.
- Heavy rainfall and ponding can cause hazardous driving conditions.
- Be aware that road closures may occur anytime without warning.
- Do not attempt to cross flowing water in your vehicle or on foot; turn around don’t drown.