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Big Island under flood advisory

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the entire Big Island of Hawaii until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Forecasters said that shortly after 6:15 p.m., weather spotters reported heavy rain, along with thunder and lightning around the Puna District. Radar was also tracking several shower and thunderstorm cells moving across the island. 

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Forecasters said residents should stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding. Rainfall and runoff could also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding and reduced visibility.

Meantime, a flash flood watch remains in effect for Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii until late Wednesday night.

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