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Flood Advisory Issued for Hilo, Puna Districts

February 27, 2021, 8:02 AM HST
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7:19 AM HST Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021: National Weather Service in Honolulu

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory in Hawai‘i County until 10:15 a.m.

At 7:19 a.m., radar indicated heavy rain over much of the Hilo and Puna Districts, with rainfall especially persistent near Pāhoa. Rain falling at rates up to 2 inches per hour will lead to very low visibility.

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

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. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 10:15 a.m. if flooding persists.

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