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Flood Advisory Issued for Parts of Big Island

July 11, 2019, 3:31 PM HST (Updated July 11, 2019, 3:47 PM)
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3:22 PM HST, Thursday, July 11, 2019: National Weather Service Honolulu

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Hawai‘i until 6:15 p.m.

At 3:17 p.m., radar indicated areas of heavy rain from Kona northward to Waikoloa Village. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to South Kohala and North Kona—Kailua-Kona, Kalaoa, Kahalu‘u-Keauhou, Pu‘uanahulu, Holualoa and Honalo.

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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.

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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 6:15 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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