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Big Island Under Flash Flood Watch Through Monday

February 28, 2021, 4:27 PM HST
* Updated February 28, 4:35 PM
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the flash flood watch for the Big Island through Monday.

Potentially impacted areas include North Kohala, Hāmākua, Hilo, Puna and Ka´ū Districts, as well as the island’s interior. Persistent showers will continue and flash flooding could occur with the already saturated ground and stream conditions.

Due to the flash flood watch, take the following precautions:

Do not cross fast flowing streams or runoff on foot or in a vehicle.

Roadway conditions and visibility make driving difficult, slow down.

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If lightning affects your area, the safest place to be is indoors.

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A specific flood advisory is also in effect for the leeward side of the Big Island through 7:30 pm Sunday.

At 4:25 pm, radar indicated slow moving heavy showers over leeward Big Island with heaviest rainfall over South Kona slopes. Rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour.

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