Video courtesy Angy Chesler of VIP-Concepts, and David Norris
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Another day, another instance of flooding in Kona.
The video above was taken by Angy Chesler on Sunday evening at around 6:30 p.m. It shows storm drains flowing over capacity and spilling out on Hualalai Road above Highway 19.
This is how it has been for the last few weeks in West Hawaii, sometimes with dramatic flash flooding. Video captured by David Norris in Holualoa gives an example of what it was like on September 4th, when rushing waters poured downhill, breaching rockwalls and inundating roadways. “Road is impassable just north of the Imin Center unless you charge it with a truck,” Norris posted on Facebook.
Even as this story is posted, the National Weather Service says a Flood Advisory is in effect for Kailua-Kona untill 10:45 p.m. “At 7:44 p.m. HST,” forecasters reported, “radar indicated heavy rain that may cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Heavy rain was located over Kailua-Kona. Radar was showing rain falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour.”