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Hawaii Island Flood Advisory Update # 2 for April 28th, 2019

Highway 250 (Kohala Mountain Road) has been reopened to all traffic. Motorist are asked to drive with caution and Aloha.

Heavy to Moderate Showers have been reported in the Hapuna, Puako, and Kawaihae area and are expected to continue into the overnight and early morning hours.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a - Flood advisory for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County - Until 115 AM HST (April 29th, 2019). - At 1013 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over the leeward Kohala coastline between Waikoloa Beach Resort and Mahukona. Rain was falling at a rate of around 2 inches per hour. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected. The rainfall is expected to shift offshore in the next hour or two. - 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 115 AM HST if heavy rain persists.

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