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Flood advisory issued for West Hawaii Sunday (Sept 13)

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 Kona until 6 p.m. Sunday (Sept 13).

At 3:05 p.m. weather radar indicated heavy rain that will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Heavy rain was located over Kailua-Kona. Radar was showing rain falling at up to two inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory area include, but are not limited to, Kailua-Kona, Captain Cook, Waimea, Honaunau, Honaunau-Napoopoo, Puuanahulu 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.

Should heavy rains continue the advisory may extend beyond 6 p.m.

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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