(BIVN) – The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for an area of West Hawaiʻi until 10 p.m. HST.
At 6:53 p.m. HST, “radar indicated heavy showers developing over the leeward side of the Big Island extending north from Keauhou to Waikoloa Village,” forecasters reported. “Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Minor flooding of poor drainage areas can be expected.”
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Honalo, Puʻuanahulu, Kalaoa, Kahaluʻu-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Waikoloa Village, Holualoa and Kona International Airport.
The Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense issued an alert at 8 p.m., and said:
- Residents in flood prone areas are asked to remain alert for flooding conditions.
- Be aware that road closures may occur without notice.
- Do not attempt to cross flowing water; turn around don’t drown.
- Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals. Please treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.
- Remember, if lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
The Flood Advisory may need to be extended beyond 10 p.m. HST if heavy rain persists, forecasters say.
by Big Island Video News
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaiʻi - Locations in the advisory include Kailua-Kona, Honalo, Puʻuanahulu, Kalaoa, Kahaluʻu-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Waikoloa Village, Holualoa and Kona International Airport.