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UPDATE 3: Flood Advisory Issued for Big Island

January 24, 2017, 8:21 AM HST
* Updated January 24, 7:51 PM
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Crystal Richard video: Hawai‘i Police Department reports the Hilo-bound lane on Highway 19 is closed at Pukihae Street (north of Singing Bridge) due to a landslide. Area motorists can use Wainaku Street as an alternate route.

UPDATE 3: Jan. 24, 6:44 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 945 p.m.

At 640 p.m., radar indicated waves of moderate to heavy rain moving into windward portions of the Big Island, impacting the area from near Upolu Point through Hamakua to Hilo through the  Puna district.

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Rainfall rates near two inches per hour are occurring in the heavier showers, leading to significant runoff on area roadways, especially in the Hilo area.

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Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to:

  • Hilo
  • Hawaiian Paradise Park
  • Honokaa‘
  • Honomu
  • Kea‘au
  • Kukuihaele
  • Waimanu Valley
  • Waipio Valley
  • Pahoa, Pepeekeo
  • Halaula
  • Glenwood

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.

Turn around, don’t drown.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 945 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

This advisory replaces the previously issued advisory that was in effect for portions of the island of Hawai‘i.

UPDATE 2: Jan. 24, 3:48 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 6:45 p.m.

At 3:45 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Hilo. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to:

  • Laupahoehoe
  • Hilo
  • Hawaiian Paradise Park
  • Pahoa
  • Glenwood,
  • Glenwood
  • Mountain View

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.

UPDATE 1:  Jan. 24, 8:22 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 11:15 a.m.

At 8:16 a.m., radar indicated persistent rain falling at rates of  1 to 2 inches per hour in and around Hilo and over the Puna District, with isolated rain rates up to 3 inches per hour.

Civil  Defense reported heavy ponding on some roads in Hilo, including  Kukila Street and Pauahi Street.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to:

  • Hawaiian Paradise Park
  • Honomu, Keaau
  • Pahoa
  • Pepeekeo
  • Glenwood
  • Hawaiian Acres
  • Mountain View
  • Laupahoehoe
  • Volcano

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 11:15 a.m. if heavy rain persists.

This advisory replaces the previously issued advisory that was in effect for portions of Hawai‘i County.

ORIGINAL POST: JAN 24, 8:21 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawaii County until 9:30 a.m.

At 6:30 a.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Hilo. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to:

  • Hilo
  • Hawaiian Paradise Park
  • Kea‘au
  • Laupahoehoe
  • Pepe‘ekeo
  • Papaikou
  • Hakalau

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 930 a.m. if heavy rain persists.

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