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Flood advisory for Ka‘u and Puna districts Sunday (Jan 13)

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Radar image showing concentration of rain at 1:15 a.m. Sunday (Jan 13). Image courtesy of NWS/NOAA

Radar image showing concentration of rain at 1:15 a.m. Sunday (Jan 13). Image courtesy of NWS/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for portions of the Ka‘u and Puna districts until 4 a.m. Sunday (Jan 13).

At 12:48 a.m. Sunday (Jan 13) radar showed heavy rain falling at one to three inches per hour along Southeast facing portions of the Ka‘u and Puna districts from Mountain View through Hawaii Ocean View Estates. The area of rain was moving Northwest slowly.

Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Volcano, Wood Valley, Pahala and Naalehu.

People should stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. The rainfall and runoff will also 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.

If the heavy rains persist the advisory may be extended beyond 4 a.m.

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