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East Hawaii Flood Advisory for March 8th, 2021

A Flood Advisory for the East Hawaii Districts of Hāmākua, North and South Hilo, and Puna has been now extended until late Monday evening (March 8th).

Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the

* Flood Advisory for...
  The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County

* Until 1015 PM HST.

* At 700 PM HST, radar indicated moderate to locally heavy rain over
  windward Big Island with rainfall rates of around 1 inch per hour
  in the heaviest showers. The heaviest rain was falling from
  Hakalau southward to Hilo to Volcano. Additionally, law enforcment
  reported Bayfront Highway in Hilo was closed due to flooding.
  Streams continue to run high as well and minor flooding will
  likely continue as bands of rain continue to push onshore during
  the next several hours.

* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to...
  Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Honokaa, Mountain View, Keaau,
  Glenwood, Hawaiian Acres, Papaikou, Orchidland Estates, Pepeekeo,
  Volcano, Honomu, Hakalau, Pahoa, Ninole, Hawaii Volcanoes National
  Park, Laupahoehoe, Ookala and Paauilo.


Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone
to flooding.

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.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect.


This advisory may need to be extended beyond 1015 PM HST if flooding
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