POSTED: 02:54 p.m. HST, Jan 30, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 03:13 p.m. HST, Jan 30, 2014
A nearly stationary area of heavy rain has prompted a flood advisory for Hawaii island through 5:15 p.m. today, according to officials at the National Weather Service.
Radar showed heavy rain 34 miles southwest of Hilo as of 2:12 p.m.
Officials warned residents to avoid streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.