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Flood advisory for Big Island

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
338 PM HST FRI APR 9 2010

HAWAII IN HAWAII COUNTY-
338 PM HST FRI APR 9 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR THE ISLAND OF HAWAII IN HAWAII COUNTY

* UNTIL 630 PM HST

* AT 330 PM HST…RADAR SHOWED HEAVY RAIN OVER THE LEEWARD SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND NEAR WAIKOLOA VILLAGE…OR ABOUT 23 MILES NORTHEAST OF KAILUA-KONA. THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PUAKO…KAWAIHAE…AND WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

THIS ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND 630 PM HST IF HEAVY RAIN PERSISTS.

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