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Flood Advisory Issued for Big Island

May 28, 2017, 2:58 PM HST
* Updated May 28, 3:00 PM
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NWS/NOAA image, May 28, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for Hawai‘i County at 2:22 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

The advisory is in effect until 5:15 p.m. but may need to be extended if heavy rain
persists.

At 2:20 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: Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Kea‘au, Papaikou, Glenwood, Kurtistown, Fern Acres, Pauka‘a and Wainaku.

Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.

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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.

 

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