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UPDATE: Flood Advisory Issued for Big Island

March 25, 2018, 7:44 PM HST
* Updated March 25, 9:43 PM
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UPDATE: March 25, 9:36 p.m.

The Flood Advisory for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County has been extended until 10:15 p.m.

At 9:21 p.m., radar indicated moderate to heavy rain with rainfall rates of one to two inches across Hilo and the Puna District of the Big Island.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to… Hilo, Volcano, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Glenwood, Kea‘au, Pāhoa, Mountain View and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

ORIGINAL POST: March 25, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 9:30 p.m.

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At 6:24 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over the Puna District of the Big Island. Rain was falling at a rate of one to three inches per hour. Local spotters in Pāhoa have reported significant runoff in heavy rain.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to… Volcano, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Glenwood, Pāhoa, Mountain View, Kea‘au and Hawaii Volcanoes
National Park.

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.

Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

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