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Flood advisory issued for Big Island until 3:45 a.m. (March 10)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a food advisory for the Big Island until 3:45 a.m. Monday (March 10).

At 12:36 a.m. moderate to heavy rainfall is occurring across the Windward and Southeast portions of the Big Island. Rain gauges around Hilo and Mountain View reported rainfall rates near 1.5 inches per hours and the Honolii Stream stage is nearing 10 feet. This area of heavy ran was nearly stationary.

Other locations in the advisory area include, but are not limited to, Pepeekeo, Papaikou, Paauilo, Ookala, Laupahoehoe, Honomu, Hawaiian Paradise Park and Hakalau.

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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