The National Weather Service has just issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of the Island of Maui. The warning means that flooding is imminent or about to occur. The warning will be up until 11:45 p.m. and will be extended if necessary.
EFFECTS: At 8:48 p.m. HST radar showed heavy rain falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour near Nahiku, or about 24 miles east of Kahului. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.
Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Pukalani, Pauwela, Paia, Makawao, Keanae, Haliimaile and Haiku.
This Flash Flood Warning replaces the Flood Advisory that was in effect for the island of Maui.
A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for all of Maui County until 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN STREAMS, ROADS AND LOW LYING AREAS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW, 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 for any updates. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. The NOAA Weather internet services 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.