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West Hawaii Weather Advisory Update for April 26th, 2019

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 130 AM HST (April 27th, 2019). * At 1026 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over leeward sections of the Big Island, in upslope areas between the Kona Airport and Captain Cook. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas can be expected. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Honalo, Captain Cook, Kalaoa, Honaunau, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Kainaliu and Holualoa. 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 130 AM HST if heavy rain persists.

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