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Flood Advisory Issued for Parts of the Big Island

September 20, 2018, 4:14 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawai‘i in until 7 p.m.

At 4:01 p.m., radar indicated spotty heavy rain falling across leeward Big Island from near Waikoloa Village to near Kailua-Kona Town to the slopes above Miloli‘i. Rainfall rates was falling up to an inch an a half per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Hōnaunau, Kahalu‘u-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Waikoloa  Village, Kealakekua and Holualoa.

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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