Flood Advisory issued for Big Island until 4:30 p.m.
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County.
Until 4:30 PM HST.
At 1:13 PM HST, radar showed heavy rain over the south end of the Big Island of Hawaii, between Naalehu and Hawaiian Oceanview estates. Radar was showing rain falling at up to 3 inches per hour. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.
The area of heavy rain will otherwise remain over mainly rural areas of the indicated County. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for the Big Island and Maui through Thursday evening. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 4:30 PM HST if Heavy Rain persists.
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.