Flood Advisory Issued for Big Island

April 28, 2019, 8:00 PM HST (Updated April 28, 2019, 8:13 PM)
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Hawai‘i until 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

At 7:46 p.m., radar indicated moderate to locally heavy rain over leeward Kohala between Waikoloa Village and Upolu Point. Rain was falling at a rate of around 1 inch 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 Kohala Ranch, Hawi, Kawaihae, Waikoloa Village, Puako, Kapa‘au and Kamuela.

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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