The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY for MOLOKAI until 1:00 p.m. today. View the latest looping satellite images here. View the latest looping radar images here. A Flood Advisory has been issued for Maui from noon today until 4p.m. Friday.
EFFECTS: At 9:54 a.m., radar showed heavy rain across eastern Molokai. Halawa stream gage on east Molokai also showed a rapid rise in water level from the heavy rain. The area of heavy rain was moving west at 5 mph.
Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Molokai Airport, Kualapuu, Kepuhi, Kalaupapa, Hoolehua and Halawa Valley.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: 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 BRAKING ACTION. DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. The NOAA Weather internet service can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200.