The National Weather Service has EXTENDED the FLOOD ADVISORY for the Island of Maui, in effect until 7:00 p.m. This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists. Follow the latest radar loop here.
EFFECTS: At 3:48 p.m. radar showed moderate to heavy rain continuing mainly over west Maui near Wailuku and over east Maui from Hana to Kipahulu. Earlier rainfall near Ulupalakua and Kepuni has ended but localized runoff is continuing. The current round of heavy rainfall is expected to diminish over the next couple of hours.
This advisory covers nearly all of Maui, except for the northwest coast from Lahaina to Napili.
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 Civil Defense Agency 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.