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West Hawaii Flood Advisory for July 5th, 2020

A Flood Advisory has been issued for the districts of North and South Kona districts until 5:00 pm Sunday evening (July 5th). Steady rainfall has been reported from Palani Junction to Keauhou and no reports of any hazards or closures been reported as of 2:30 pm.

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (West Hawaii) Team

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 500 PM HST. * At 157 PM HST, radar indicated heavy showers falling at rates up to 1 inch per hour over leeward Big Island. The heaviest showers have been observed along Mamalahoa Highway between Kalaoa and Puuanahulu. Additional rainfall is expected through late afternoon with some showers forming around and south of Kailua-Kona. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kealakekua, Honalo, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Holualoa, Kainaliu and Kona International Airport. 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 500 PM HST if heavy rain persists.

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