North Kona and South Kohala now under Flood Advisory

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HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The National Weather Service has now issued a Flood Advisory for the Big Island until 4:30 pm.

  • At 1:25 pm, radar showed heavy rain over the slopes of the North Kona and South Kohala districts. The highest rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour were near the Puuanahulu area. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary and additional rainfall may develop over the next several hours.

  • Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Waikoloa Village, Waikii, Saddle Road junction, Kalaoa. Kailua-kona and Highway 190 south of Mile Marker 5. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Hawaii County through this afternoon.

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