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Flood Advisory Issued For Much of East Hawai´i

March 8, 2021, 1:19 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 4:15 pm Monday afternoon.

At 1:09 pm, radar indicated heavy rain over windward Big Island from the Hāmākua District down to Hilo and continuing to Puna. Showers were falling at a rate of one to two inches per hour, and additional heavy rainfall is expected through at least the afternoon.

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

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.

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 also remain in effect for the entire Big Island through at least Tuesday evening.

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