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Flood Advisory issued for Hawaii Island due to heavy rains on East side

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawaii Island until 6:30 p.m. tonight (Aug 22).

At 3:24 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain South of Hilo near Hawaiian Paradise Park, Mountain View and Volcano. Rain was falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Mountain View, Keaau, Volcano, Glenwood, Orchidlands Estates, Hawaiian Acres, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Ainaloa, Kurtistown and Fern Acres.

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.

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.

This may be extended should heavy rains continue.

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