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Flood Advisory issued for South Kohala and North Kona Wednesday (March 27)

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA
Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

This is a Civil Defense message for 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for South Kohala, North Kona and South Kona Districts through tonight.

A Flood Advisory means that rainfall and runoff will cause hazardous conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility, and poor braking action.

Due to the Flood Advisory, the following are in effect;

  • Heavy rain and other hazardous conditions may develop.
  • Stay away from streams, drainage ditches, and low-lying areas prone to flooding.
  • Heavy rainfall, runoff, and ponding can cause hazardous driving conditions.
  • Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals.
  • Treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.
  • Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in vehicle or on foot.  Turn around, don’t drown.

Civil Defense is monitoring conditions and will keep you updated should conditions change.

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. Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.

Debris in streams and gulches may clog bridges and culverts resulting in flooding outside normal water channels causing damage.

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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