5 p.m. by the National Weather Service – The Flash Flood Warning has been discontinued. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire Island of Hawai‘i through Tuesday afternoon.
3:11 p.m. by Hawai‘i County Police – Old Saddle Road between Waiki‘i Ranch and the Daniel K. Inouye Highway is closed due to water crossing the roadway in this area. Motorists are advised to use caution when on the roadways.
2:43 p.m. by the National Weather Service – A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for parts of Hawai‘i Island.
At 238 PM HST… radar showed that heavy rain continues over the South Kohala and North Kona Districts with peak rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour. Hawai‘i County Civil Defense reported that the Old Saddle Road has been closed between Waikii and the Daniel K Inouye Highway junction due to heavy runoff.
Locations in the warning include but are not limited to… Waipio Valley, Pohakuloa Camp, Puuanahulu, Hawi, Kamuela, Kawaihae, Waikoloa Village, Pololu Valley, Kohala Ranch, Kapaau and Waimanu Valley.
1:40 p.m. by Hawai‘i County Civil Defense – Due to the Flash Flood Warning, the following advisories are issued:
- Due to occasional heavy downpours, driving conditions are poor. Be on the alert for possible road closures without notice.
- Expect possible interruptions in your utility services.
- Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals. Please treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.
- Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAII ISLAND - Radar showed that heavy rain continues over the South Kohala and North Kona Districts with peak rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour.