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Flood Advisory Issued for Leeward Portions of Big Island

March 20, 2021, 5:05 PM HST
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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for Hawai‘i County until 7:45 p.m.

At 4:44 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over leeward portions of the Big Island. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Hōnaunau, Kealakekua, Kainaliu, Honalo, Kahalu‘u-Keauhou, Holualoa, Hawaiian Ocean View, Kalaoa, Miloli‘i and Hawai‘i Volcanoes Park Kahuku Unit.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 7:45 p.m. if flooding persists.

The public is advised to 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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