National Weather Service issues Flood advisory for Hawaii County

At 8:41 PM, radar indicated heavy rain over leeward Kohala near Mauna Lani. Rain was falling at a rate of one inch per hour. The heavy rain was moving south slowly.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Puako, Kohala Ranch, Kamuela, Kawaihae, Waikoloa Village and Mauna Lani.

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.

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