(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for an area of West Hawaiʻi, until 7:30 p.m. HST on Tuesday evening.
“At 4:31 p.m. HST, radar indicated heavy rain over the leeward slopes of the Big Island,” forecasters wrote. “Rain was falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour.”
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Honalo, Captain Cook, Puʻuanahulu, Kalaoa, Honaunau, Kahaluʻu-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Holualoa, Waikoloa Village and Pohakuloa Training Area, the National Weather Service says.
Forecasters say people in the area of the advisory should “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.”
Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense also issued an audio message to alert the public to the advisory.