The National Weather Service in Honolulu has EXTENDED a FLOOD ADVISORY for the ISLAND OF MAUI, in effect until 11:00 a.m. This advisory may be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 7:36 a.m. radar continues to show persistent moderate to heavy rain anchored along the northeast slopes of Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains. The heaviest downpours are occurring Kipahulu to Keanae and immediately upslope from Waihee to Kahakuloa. The rain will likely persist over the next several hours.
Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Kanaha Beach Park, Wailuku, Waiehu, Spreckelsville, Pauwela, Paia, Napili, Lahaina, Kapalua, Huelo, Hookipa Beach Park, Honolua and Haiku.
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.