Flood advisory issued for portions of Oahu

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a flood advisory for portions of Oahu until 5:30 p.m.

At 2:33 p.m. HST, radar continued to show heavy showers and thunderstorms with localized rain rates between 2 to 3 inches per hour periodically flaring over the northwest half of Oahu. The heaviest rainfall has recently been falling over and around the Waianae Mountains. This activity is expected to persist through the remainder of the afternoon.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Wahiawa, Waialua, Schofield Barracks, Ahuimanu, Punaluu, Wheeler Field, Waikele, Waiahole, Moanalua, Nanakuli, Pearl City and Waipahu.

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.

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