The National Weather Service in Honolulu has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for the ISLAND OF MAUI, in effect until 8:15 p.m. This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 5:25 p.m. radar showed persistent moderate to briefly heavy rain anchored along the windward slopes of both the West Maui Mountains and along the slopes of windward Haleakala. In addition, stream gages in windward west Maui indicate elevated water levels.
Locations in the advisory include all streams draining from the windward West Maui Mountains and streams draining from windward Haleakala, including Oheo Gulch and West Wailuaiki Stream.
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 for any updates. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. 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.