The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for the island of MAUI, in effect until 2:45 a.m. This Warning may need to be extended beyond 2:45 a.m. if flash flooding persists.
EFFECTS: At 11:36 p.m. radar showed heavy rain continues to fall from thunderstorms near Keanae, or about 18 miles east of Kahului. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.
Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Pauwela, Paia, Makawao, Haliimaile and Haiku.
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. RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM MAY ALSO CAUSE ROCK AND MUDSLIDES IN STEEP TERRAIN.
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.