Flood advisory issued for Big Island

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 5:30 p.m.

At 2:18 p.m., radar showed heavy rain near Punaluu 45 miles southwest of Hilo. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Wood Valley and Pahala within Kau District.

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 breaking action.

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