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Flood Advisory Issued for the Big Island

February 17, 2018, 7:33 PM HST
* Updated February 17, 7:48 PM
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The National Weather Services has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawai‘i in Hawai‘i County until 9:45 p.m.

At 6:52 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain falling at rates of one to two inches per hour over the slopes of North Kona. The heaviest showers have been observed upslope of Māmalahoa Highway to the east of Kalaoa.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Pu‘uanahulu, Kalaoa, Kahalu‘u-Keauhou, Hōlualoa, Waikoloa Village, Honalo and Pōhakuloa Training Area.

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.

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This advisory may need to be extended beyond 9:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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