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Flood Advisory Issued for Island of Hawai‘i

November 6, 2018, 5:27 PM HST
* Updated November 6, 5:29 PM
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Hawai‘i until 8:15 p.m.

At 5:17 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Captain Cook. Rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Hōnalo, Captain Cook, Pu‘uanahulu, Kalaoa, Honaunau, Kahalu‘u-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Waikoloa Village 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.This advisory may need to be extended beyond 8:15 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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