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Flood advisory issued for Big Island due to heavy rains in Waikoloa

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 1:30 a.m. Sunday (June 1).

At 10:13 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain near Waikoloa Village. This area of heavy rain was nearly stationary with estimated rainfall rates between one to two inches per hour.

Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Kawaihae, Puako and Waikoloa Beach Resort.

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.

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

Also a low temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit in Hilo ties the record low last set in 2007 for the date of May 31 according to the National Weather Service.

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