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Flood Advisory Issued For Large Section of Big Island

August 23, 2021, 1:05 PM HST
* Updated August 23, 6:47 PM
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UPDATE: This flood advisory has been extended to 8:45 pm. Earlier in the day, it was extended from 3:45 pm to 6:45 pm.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 3:45 pm on Monday, Aug. 23.

At 12:51 pm, radar indicated moderate to heavy rainfall over portions of the South Kohala, North Kona, and Hamakua Districts. The highest rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour were along the old Saddle Road near Waiki´i and near Kalaoa. Some of the heavy rainfall was also spreading into the Mana Road burn scar area above Highway 190. Heavy rainfall is expected to increase in coverage through this afternoon.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa Village, Pu´uanahulu, Pōhakuloa Training
Area, Pōhakuloa Camp, Puako, Kamuela, Kawaihae, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Kohala Ranch, Waikii, Waikoloa Beach, Mauna Lani and Kona International Airport.

Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding.

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A flash flood watch also remains in effect for Hawai´i County until 6 am Tuesday.

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