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Flood Advisory Issued for Parts of the Big Island

July 30, 2018, 4:34 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 4:01 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over and just west of the lava flow in Puna. Localized, slow-moving heavy showers were falling at rates of up to two-inches per hour over portions of Nanawale Estates, Leilani Estates, and Pahoa. These heavy showers will likely persist through the afternoon.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Pāhoa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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

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