(ABOVE PHOTO) Rainsoaked view from a USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory webcam stationed in Kapoho looking mauka.
- The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Island of Hawaii in Hawaii County until 6:45 p.m. HST.
- At 3:00 pm HST, radar showed a line of heavy rainfall over the Puna district from Kapoho to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The heaviest rainfall was over the lower Puna district near the Leilani Estates area. The line has been nearly stationary and is expected to persist for a few hours
- The NWS says other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Pahoa… Glenwood… Mountain View… Hawaiian Beaches and roads and trails within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Distant thunder could be heard from Hilo as of 4 p.m. The National Weather Service warns residents to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas that are prone to flooding during the advisory. Rainfall and runoff could 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,” urges NWS. “Turn around. Don’t drown.”
by Big Island Video News
Radar showed a line of heavy rainfall over the Puna district from Kapoho to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.