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East Hawaii Flood Advisory Update # 3 for April 13th, 2019

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the - Flood advisory for the Island of Hawaii (East Hawaii) - Until 345 PM HST - At 1223 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain near Pahoa and a band of heavy rain approaching Hilo from the northeast. Rain was falling at a rate of up to an inch per hour. - Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Paauilo, Waipio Valley, Glenwood, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Honokaa. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS 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. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 345 PM HST if heavy rain persists.

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