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Flood Advisory Extended For East Hawai´i

March 7, 2021, 8:59 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a flood advisory for much of windward Big Island until 11:30 pm Sunday night.

At 8:13 pm, radar indicated heavy rain over the Hilo and Puna districts of the Big Island. Rain was falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kea´au, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidland Estates, Mountain View, Glenwood, Pāhoa, Papaikou, Volcano, Pepe´ekeo, Honomu, Hakalau, Ninole Hawai´i Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe, O´okala, Kurtistown and Fern Acres.

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.

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A flash flood watch is also in effect for the entire Big Island through Tuesday night.

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