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Flood Advisory Issued for West Hawai‘i

September 14, 2017, 2:58 PM HST (Updated September 14, 2017, 2:58 PM)
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for West Hawai‘i County until 5:45 p.m. HST.

At 2:39 p.m., radar indicated persistent heavy rain near that was nearly stationary along the leeward coast of the Big Island between Keahole Point and Holualoa.

Rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Kalaoa, Holualoa, Kahaluu-Keauhou and Honalo.

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.

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Turn around, don’t drown.

This advisory may be extended beyond 5:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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