Flood Advisory Issued for Island of Hawai‘i

October 17, 2018, 6:56 PM HST (Updated October 17, 2018, 6:58 PM)
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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Hawai‘i until 9:45 p.m.

At 6:47 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Pāhoa. Rain was falling at a rate of around 2 inches per hour. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected.

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Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Volcano, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Glenwood, Kea‘au, Pāhoa, Mountain View and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National 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.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 9:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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