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Flood Advisory Issued for Parts of Big Island

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawai‘i until 5:15 p.m.

At 2:20 p.m. radar indicated heavy showers falling at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour over leeward Big Island between Kamuela and Pu‘uanahulu and along Saddle Road west of Pōhakuloa Camp. Additional heavy showers are expected through the afternoon.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Pōhakuloa Training Area and Kalaoa.

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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