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Flood advisory issued as heavy rains hit Waikoloa area

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 8 a.m. Tuesday (Feb 18).

At 5 a.m. weather radar showed heavy rain near Waikoloa Village, about 21 miles Northeast of Kailua-Kona. This area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other areas in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Waikoloa Beach Resort Puako and Kawaihae.

This advisory could be extended if heavy rains continue.

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.

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

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