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West Hawaii Flood Advisory for March 17th, 2020

Notice Level: Urgent (Information Statement Needed)

A Flood Advisory has been issued for the districts of Ka'u, North and South Kona until 9:30 pm Tuesday evening (March 17th). Moderate to heavy rainfall associated with a Kona low slowly moving onshore and moving to the northeast over the West Hawaii coastline. (See Post for further details)

Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Section and Weather Unit

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 930 PM HST. * At 630 PM HST, radar indicated heavy showers and thunderstorms moving ashore over leeward Big Island from Hawaiian Ocean View to Honaunau to Kailua-Kona, bringing rainfall rates up to 2 inches per hour. Showers will move northeast at 15 mph, and will bring localized flooding and very low visibility. Showers are also expected to increase in coverage and intensity over the leeward Kohala District later this evening. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... the leeward side of the Big Island from Kailua-Kona to South Point. 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 930 PM HST if heavy rain persists. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect.

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