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Flood Advisory Issued for Big Island

August 22, 2018, 1:32 PM HST
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  • The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawai‘i until 4:15 p.m.
  • At 1:12 p.m, radar showed the outer rain bands from Hurricane Lane moving onshore from the east. Rain rates were 1 to 2 inches per hour over the Puna and South Hilo Districts. Additional bands of rain will continue to move over the east and southeast facing slopes of the island through the afternoon.

    Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Na‘alehu, Orchidland Estates, Glenwood, Pepeekeo, Pāhoa, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Pahala, Wood Valley and Hawaiian Paradise Park.

    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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