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Flood Advisory Issued for West Hawai‘i

September 14, 2017, 2:58 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for West Hawai‘i County until 5:45 p.m. HST.

At 2:39 p.m., radar indicated persistent heavy rain near that was nearly stationary along the leeward coast of the Big Island between Keahole Point and Holualoa.

Rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Kalaoa, Holualoa, Kahaluu-Keauhou and Honalo.

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.

This advisory may be extended beyond 5:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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