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Flood advisory for North Hawaii is extended due to heavy rains

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the flood advisory for the Big Island until 8:45 a.m. Sunday (March 16).

At 5:30 a.m. weather radar showed heavy rain eight miles West of Waipio Valley. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Upolu Airport, Mahukona, Waipio Valley, Honokaa and Hawi.

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.

The advisory may be extended if heavy rains persist.

For links to the latest weather forecasts, reports, radar and satellite imagery visit our Weather Page at hawaii247.com/weather

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