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Flood Advisory Extended Into This Afternoon

February 27, 2021, 10:15 AM HST
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9:52 AM HST Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021: National Weather Service in Honolulu

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flood Advisory for Hawai‘i County until 1:15 p.m.

At 9:52 a.m., radar indicated that heavy rain had eased over the slopes of the South Hilo and Puna Districts, but new showers were developing along the coast, affecting the area from Pepe‘ekeo to Hilo to Pāhoa.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pepe‘ekeo, Hawaiian Acres, Hawaiian Beaches, Leilani Estates, Orchidland Estates, Nanawale Estates, and Pāhoa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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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.

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

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 1:15 p.m. if flooding persists.

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