(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for an area of West Hawaiʻi until 10 p.m. HST.
“At 653 PM HST, radars show locally heavy showers over the lower slopes of the Big Island of Hawaii between Waikoloa Village and Honaunau,” forecasters reported. “The gage at Kealakekua reported rain falling at a rate of 2 inches per hour,” and radars showed heavy showers over the area, the weather alert stated.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Honalo, Captain Cook, Puʻuanahulu, Kalaoa, Hōnaunau, Kahaluʻu-Keauhou, Puakō, Kainaliu, Waikoloa Village and Hōlualoa.
Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense issued a message, saying that due to the Flood Advisory, the following are in effect:
- Heavy rain and other hazardous conditions may develop.
- Stay away from streams, drainage ditches, and low-lying areas prone to flooding.
- Heavy rainfall, runoff, and ponding can cause hazardous driving conditions.
- Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals.
- Treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.
- Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in vehicle or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.