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Hawaii Island Flood Advisory for April 28th, 2019

HDOT crews reports Highway 250 (Kohala Mountain Road) remains closed due to heavy ponding and flooding on the roadway near 16-mile marker. Use Alternate Routes.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a - Flood advisory for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County - Until 1045 PM HST. - At 746 PM HST, radar indicated moderate to locally heavy rain over leeward Kohala between Waikoloa Village and Upolu Point. Rain was falling at a rate of around 1 inch per hour. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected. - Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Kohala Ranch, Hawi, Kawaihae, Waikoloa Village, Puako, Kapaau, and Kamuela. 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 1045 PM HST if heavy rain persists.