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Flood Advisory issued for Ka‘u due to heavy rains

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 9:30 p.m. Monday (Sept 29).

At 6:18 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain near Punaluu in the district of Ka‘u, this area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Wood Valley and Pahala.

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.

This advisory may be extended beyond 9:30 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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