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Flood advisory for Kona Monday (Sept 21)

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 6:30 p.m. Monday (Sept 21).

At 5:10 p.m. weather radar indicated moderate to locally heavy showers over the slopes and coast of the Kona district. Heaviest showers are near Keahole Point and upslope from communities from Honaunau to Holualoa to Kailua-Kona.

Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, the South Kona District from Honaunau to Kailua-Kona to Keahole Point.

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.

Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

This advisory may be extended should heavy rains continue.

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

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