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West Hawaii Flood Advisory for October 11th, 2019

Notice Level:URGENT

Flood Advisory for North KONA is now in effect until 9:15 pm Friday evening (October 11th).

Moderate with some heavy pockets of rain have been reported in Kailua-Kona and Holualoa area and falling at rates of 1 to 1.5 inches per hour.

Waiaha Stream flow gauge peaked at 21 cubic feet per second and continues to flow at rates of 14 cubic feet per second.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flood Advisory for... the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County

* until 915 PM HST.

* At 614 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain just upslope from Kailua-Kona. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Minor flooding of poor drainage areas can be expected.

* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Kalaoa, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Puuanahulu, Holualoa 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 915 PM HST if heavy rain persists.

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