Flood Advisory Issued for Big Island – Flash Flood Watch Also in Effect

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A FLOOD ADVISORY 
FOR THE ISLAND OF HAWAII IN HAWAII COUNTY
1:55 Hawaii Time

1:55 Hawaii Time

* UNTIL 430 PM HST

* AT 125 PM HST...RADAR SHOWED HEAVY RAIN OVER THE SLOPES OF THE 
  NORTH KONA AND SOUTH KOHALA DISTRICTS. THE HIGHEST RAIN RATES OF 
  1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WERE NEAR THE PUUANAHULU AREA. THE AREA OF 
  HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY STATIONARY AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL MAY 
  DEVELOP OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
  WAIKOLOA VILLAGE...WAIKII...SADDLE ROAD JUNCTION...KALAOA...
  KAILUA-KONA AND HIGHWAY 190 SOUTH OF MILE MARKER 5.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR HAWAII COUNTY THROUGH 
THIS AFTERNOON.

THIS ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND 430 PM HST IF HEAVY RAIN
PERSISTS.
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