he National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a
* Flood advisory for…
The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County
* Until 730 AM HST
* At 425 AM HST, radar indicated heavy rain falling between Naalehu
and Hilo, with rainfall rates up to one and one half inch per
hour. Conditions remain favorable for heavy rains to develop
across the rest of Big Island in the next couple of hours.
* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to…
Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Naalehu, Paauilo, Orchidlands Estates,
Kukuihaele, Hawi, Pepeekeo, Kamuela, Kawaihae, Hawaiian Paradise
Park and Kawa Flats.
This advisory may need to be extended beyond 730 AM HST if heavy rain
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the Big Island through
6 PM HST this afternoon.
Instructions: Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don`t drown.