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West Hawaii Weather Update for September 1st, 2019

Notice Level: (Urgent) Flood Advisory has been issued for West Hawaii districts (North & South Kohala and Kona of Hawaii Island until 6:15 pm Sunday Evening.

Moderate to heavy rains have been reported in Kohala Ranch, Kawaihae, and saddle section of Hualalai and Mauna Loa area.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a * Flood advisory for... The island of Hawaii in Hawaii County * Until 615 PM HST. * At 320 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain falling at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour along leeward and interior slopes of the Big Island. Additional heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected through the afternoon, leading to ponding on roads, including Mamalahoa Highway and Saddle Road. * Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kailua-Kona, Pohakuloa Camp, Captain Cook, Puuanahulu, Honaunau, Kawaihae, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Kainaliu, Waikoloa Village, Kealakekua, Honalo and Kohala Ranch. 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 615 PM HST if heavy rain persists.

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