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Flood Advisory Issued for Parts of Hawai‘i Island

July 3, 2018, 4:35 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawai‘i in Hawai‘i County until 7 p.m.

At 4:03 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain along the Kona coast from Kealakekua Point to Kealakekua. 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, Kealakekua, Honalo, Captain Cook, Kalaoa, Hōnaunau, Kahalu‘u-Keauhou, Kainaliu and Hōlualoa.

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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