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Flood advisories issued for Maui, Big Island

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Maui until 7:45 p.m. Thursday, and the Big Island of Hawaii until 8 p.m. Thursday.

On the Valley Isle, radar at 4:30 p.m. showed heavy rain along a line extending from Wailuku to Ulupalakua. Rain gauges were reporting rainfall rates of up to two inches per hour.

Maui locations covered by the advisory also included, but were not limited to, Waiehu, Puunene, Keokea, Kanaha Beach Park and Kahului.

On the Big Island, radar showed a nearly-stationary area of heavy rain across the Puna and Ka'u Districts. Another area of heavy was seen near Kailua-Kona.

Other areas covered by the advisory include, but are not limited to:

  • Honaunau
  • Puuanahulu
  • Mountain View
  • Kona Village Resort
  • Keauhou
  • Kealakekua
  • Kapoho
  • Kailua-Kona
  • Holualoa
  • Hawaiian Paradise Park
  • Hawaiian Beaches
  • Glenwood
  • Captain Cook

(Follow the storm on HawaiiNewsNow.com's Interactive Radar)

Residents are being advised to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas that are prone to flooding. Rainfall and runoff may also cause hazardous driving conditions.

For the latest forecasts, follow the Severe Weather Team on Hawaii News Now and HawaiiNewsNow.com

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