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Flood advisory issued for Big Island

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The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the island of Hawaii until midnight.

Radar at 10:23 p.m. indicated heavy rain falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour near Honaunau but the isolated shower that’s causing the heavy rainfall seems to be nearly stationary, officials said.

Locations of the advisory include bur aren’t limited to Captain Cook, Kainaliu, Honaunau, Kealakekua, Honalo and Kahaluu-Keauhou.

The heavy rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding including reduced visibility and poor braking action.

The public is urged to take precautionary measures and stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding.