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Ka‘u District under flood advisory due to heavy showers

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Ka‘u District of the Big Island until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan 14).

At 5:26 p.m. weather radar showed an area of nearly stationary showers over the Ka‘u District between Punaluu and Wood Valley. The locally heavy showers were falling at a rate of up to two inches per hour. The showers are expected to weaken during the evening.

Campers and hikers should avoid low lying flood prone areas. People should stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. The rainfall and runoff will 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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