UPDATE: The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Advisory until 8:15 p.m. HST.
“At 5:11 p.m. HST, radar indicated areas of heavy showers over the South Kona slopes from Keahole Point to Honaunau,” forecasters said. “Rain has been falling at rates of around an inch per hour in the heaviest showers, which could persist into evening.”
Locations in the updated advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Honalo, Captain Cook, Kalaoa, Honaunau, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Holualoa and Puuanahulu.
(BIVN) – The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for an area in South Kohala / North Kona, in effect until 5:15 p.m. HST.
At 2:20 p.m. HST, “radar indicated heavy showers falling at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour over leeward Big Island between Kamuela and Puuanahulu and along Saddle Road west of Pohakuloa Camp,” the advisory stated. “Additional heavy showers are expected through the afternoon.”
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Pohakuloa Training Area and Kalaoa, forecasters said.
Due to the forecast conditions, Hawaii County Civil Defense issued the following:
- Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to be on the alert for possible flooding conditions.
- Motorists are advised to exercise caution while driving. Road closures may occur without notice.
- Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
- Take measures to secure items around your property that may be affected by strong winds. Complete all preparations before nightfall.