(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for a large area of West Hawaiʻi until 7:45 p.m. HST.
“At 4:52 p.m. HST, radar indicated heavy rain from Kailua-Kona north to Waikoloa Village,” forecasters wrote. “Rainfall is estimated at a rate of 2 inches per hour.”
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Captain Cook, Puʻuanahulu, Kawaihae, Kahaluʻu-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Honalo and Kalaoa, the advisory stated.
The National Weather Service is warning people in the affected area:
- Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding.
- Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action.
- Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.