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Flood advisory issued for North Hawaii due to heavy rains – UPDATE: Flood Advisories cancelled

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the Big Island until 1 p.m. Friday (March 21).

At 10:36 a.m. weather radar showed heavy rain along a line extending from six miles South of Hawi to Laupahoehoe. This area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.

Other areas in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Waipio Valley, Paauilo, Ookala and Honokaa.

The advisory may be extended beyond 1 p.m. 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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UPDATED (3/21/2014 at 1:9 PM)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has cancelled the flood advisories for the Big Island.

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