By Jeff King
While almost “nothing” showed up on National Weather Service radar this afternoon across most of the state, a small “speck of red” hovered over the Ulupalakua and Keokea areas of Upcountry Maui. That red dot indicated very heavy rains and little movement of clouds. As a result, gravity took its course, sending a muddy flow tumbling toward Kihei and Wailea.
Exclusive video shows the first gulch breach shortly after 2 p.m. today. Watching further, the flow steadily increased to a not-so-dull roar as brown water – moving very fast – raced toward the sea. Maui County emergency crews have not issued any warning, nor are there any NWS watches or warnings posted.
Maui TV News will continue to follow the flow.