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Flood advisory issued for West Hawaii and Waimea

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for Hawaii Island until 10:15 p.m. Saturday (Sept 12).

At 7:09 p.m. weather radar indicated heavy rain that may cause minor flooding in the Kona area. This heavy rain was located over Kailua-Kona.

Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Waimea, Honaunau, Honaunau-Napoopoo, Puuanahulu, Waikoloa Beach Resort and Kalaoa.

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. Excessive runoff may cause rockslides and mudslides in steep terrain.

This advisory may be extended beyond 10:15 p.m. if heavy rains continue.

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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