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East Hawaii Weather Update for September 13th, 2019

Notice Level: (Urgent ) Flood Advisory has been issued for East Hawaii districts (North & South Hilo, Puna) of Hawaii Island until 8:30 pm Friday night.

Moderate to heavy rains with some thunderstorms have been reported in Hilo, Kea'au, and Volcano area.

HPD reports NO ROAD or LANE Closures have been reported at this time and all motorist is being asked to drive with caution on roadways in East Hawaii. Closures may happen without notice.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 830 PM HST. * At 533 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain near Hilo. Rain was falling at a rate of 2 inches per hour. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Hilo, Hawaiian Acres, Orchidlands Estates, Glenwood, Pepeekeo, Keaau, Laupahoehoe, Ookala, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Pahoa, Honomu and Mountain View. 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 830 PM HST if heavy rain persists.

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