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Flood Advisory Issued For West Hawaii

February 18, 2021, 12:50 PM HST
* Updated February 18, 12:51 PM
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory the Big Island though Thursday afternoon.

At 12:36 pm, radar indicated heavy rain over Kailua-Kona and Holualoa. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Kainaliu, Honalo, Honaunau, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Puuanahulu, Kona International Airport and Milolii.

Impacted areas are under the advisory until 3:45 pm Thursday.

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. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

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