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Flood Advisory Extended Until 8 PM

August 22, 2018, 5:10 PM HST (Updated August 22, 2018, 5:11 PM)
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  • The Flood Advisory for the island of Hawai‘i has been extended until 8 p.m.
  • Entrance to Rainbow Falls on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.

    At 4:46 p.m, radar showed heavy rain from the outer bands of Hurricane Lane continuing to affect the windward slopes of the Big Island. The most intense rainfall was 1 to 2 inches per hour along the Hāmākua Coast. Rainfall over Hilo and Puna has eased for now but water levels in Honoli‘i Stream and Wailuku River remain high. Additional bands will be moving onshore from the east for the next
    several hours.

    Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Na‘alehu, Paauilo, Laupahoehoe, Orchidland Estates, Kukuihaele, Hawi, Pepeekeo, Pahoa, Honokaa, Ookala, Hawaiian Paradise Park, and Mountain View.

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    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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