11:30 p.m. by Hawaiʻi County Police Department – AVOID the area of Kamehameha Avenue and Pauahi Street due to flooding.
Road closures are from Ponahawai Street and Kamehameha Avenue, Pauahi Street and Aupuni Street, and Kamehameha Avenue and Manono Street. Please use alternate routes.
11 p.m. by the National Weather Service – A new Flood Advisory has been issued for Hawaiʻi Island, in effect until 2 a.m. The National Weather Service said:
At 1054 PM HST, radar indicated a wide area of moderate to heavy rain, covering the Puna and Hilo districts and part of the Hamakua coast. Rain has been falling hard to especially the Kau district with rain fall rate up to almost two inches an hour in the Pahala area. Radar is detecting less showers moving up from South Point.
10:46 p.m. by the National Weather Service – The Flood Advisory for Hawaiʻi Island is no longer in effect. The Flash Flood Watch, however, remains in effect.
8:11 p.m. by Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense – Hawaii Police Department reports that one lane is now open on Highway 11 between milemarker 54 and milemarker 57. Motorists are advised to drive with caution tonight as heavy rains may result in water on the roadways.
7:53 p.m. by the National Weather Service – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawaiʻi in Hawaiʻi County until 10:45 p.m. HST.
This flood advisory replaces the flood advisory covering the Kaʻū District and Kawa Flats. At 7:46 p.m. HST, radar indicated a wide area of moderate to heavy rain, covering the Puna and Hilo districts and the Hamakua coast. Rain was falling at a rate up to a little over an inch an hour. More rain is detected south of South Point, moving northward that will impact mainly the eastern half of the Big Island for the next couple of hours.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Naalehu, Paauilo, Waipio Valley, Orchidlands Estates, Kukuihaele, Hawi, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Kamuela, Kawaihae and Honokaa.
7:04 p.m. by Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense – Hawaiʻi Police Department reports that Highway 11 is closed in both directions due to water on the roadway between mile marker 54 and mile marker 57 in the vicinity of Punaluʻu. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route until further notice. The rainy conditions causing the flooding are expected to continue through the evening.
7 p.m. by the National Weather Service – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County until 9:45 p.m. HST.
At 649 PM HST, heavy rain has resulted in a road closure near Highway 11 marker 57, located near Kawa Flats, as reported by Hawaii Emergency Management. Rain has somewhat taperred off currently, but there is more rain on the way with the leading edge of another batch located near South Point. The rain is moving in from the south with rainfall rates up to an inch an hour.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Volcano, Naʻalehu, Pāhala, Wood Valley, Kawa Flats, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Punaluʻu Beach.
(BIVN) – Hawaiʻi Island is in for some wet weather over the next few days.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch continues for all islands through late Tuesday night. Forecasters say:
Deep tropical moisture along with a strong upper level trough is expected to produce heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding. The most intense rainfall and highest risk for flash flooding will be from Kauai to Oahu starting this evening. The flood threat for Maui County and the Big Island will be greatest on Tuesday and Tuesday night.
“Heavy rainfall could result in low spots in roads becoming dangerous and impassible due to severe runoff,” the National Weather Service says. “Debris in streams and gulches could clog bridges and culverts resulting in dangerous flooding. Isolated landslides could also occur.”
“Impacts of heavy rains, lightning and strong down slope winds could affect areas on Hawaiʻi Island through this period,” the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense said on Monday. “Take necessary precautions ahead of time. Do not drive or walk across flowing water-turn around don’t drown. If lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors. You will be notified of any changes that will affect your safety.”