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Flood Advisory issued for Big Island

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 1:45 a.m. (Nov 1).

At 10:48 p.m. Friday (Oct 31) weather radar showed heavy rain near Hilo. This area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.

Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Waipio Valley, Pepeekeo, Papaikou, Paauilo, Pahoa, Laupahoehoe, Honomu, Honokaa, Hawi and Hakalau.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 1:45 a.m. if heay rains continue.

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

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