It’s the storm that just won’t go away. The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for parts of East Hawaii, because of a “nearly stationary” band of heavy rain. The advisory includes, “but is not limited to,” Hilo Pepe`eke`o, O`okala and Hawaiian Paradise Park. Residents are advised to stay away from streams, drainage channels and low-lying areas. Driving may be hazardous do do ponding on roadways. The advisory is scheduled until 10:15 a.m., but may be extended if the rain doesn’t move on.
Hurricane Ana’ center remains due south of Kauai, which is under a tropical storm warning, but the satellite image still shows clouds blanketing the nearly the entire state. A hurricane watch is in effect for all of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.