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UPDATE: NWS Extends Flood Advisory for Big Island

June 14, 2016, 1:47 PM HST
* Updated June 14, 4:27 PM
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National Weather Service satellite image, June 14, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

National Weather Service satellite image, June 14, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

UPDATE
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
4:12 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the flood advisory for the Island of Hawai‘i until 6:30 p.m.

At 3:15 p.m., radar indicated very heavy rain in an area of developing showers and thunderstorms over the South Kohala and and North Kona districts of the Big Island.

Rain was falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour and was especially heavy over Waikoloa Village.

Locations included in the advisory are not limited to Saddle Road Junction, Kamuela, Puako, Pu‘uanahulu, Waikoloa Beach Resort and Waiki‘i.

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The NWS rainfall summary at 3:45 p.m. for Pi‘ihonua (above Hilo Hospital) was 3.7 inches. At Waikea Uka, the rainfall summary was 3.97 inches.

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Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to be aware of possible ponding and runoff.

ORIGINAL POST
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
1:47 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a flood advisory for the Island of Hawai‘i at 12:34 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, until 3:30 p.m.

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At 12:30 p.m., radar indicated very heavy rain in an area of developing showers and thunderstorms over the South Kohala and and North Kona districts of the Big Island.

Rain was falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour and was especially heavy over Waikoloa Village.

Locations included in the advisory are not limited to Saddle Road Junction, Kamuela, Puako, Pu‘uanahulu, Waikoloa Beach Resort and Waiki‘i.

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.”

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 3:30 p.m. if heavy rains persists.

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