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Hawai‘i Island Flood Advisory Issued

September 27, 2018, 6:14 PM HST
* Updated September 28, 10:52 AM
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Hawai‘i until 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2018.

At 4:43 p.m., radar and rain gages showed heavy rain over the Kohala and Kona slopes. The highest rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour were along Kohala Mountain Road near Kahua Ranch and Māmalahoa Highway near Pu‘uanahulu.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Pu‘uanahulu, Hawi, Honaunau, Kamuela, Kawaihae, Kainaliu, Waikoloa Village, Kealakekua and Honalo.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.

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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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