The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Molokai, in effect until 5:45 p.m. This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists. Click to see the latest, updated local radar.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Molokai, in effect until 5:45 p.m. This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists. A Flood Advisory remains in effect for most of the island of Maui as well.
EFFECTS: At 2:44 p.m. radar showed heavy rain over portions of Molokai. The most intense rainfall was occurring between Molokai Airport and Maunaloa, and from Kamalo to Halawa Valley. Rain rates were as high as 1 to 3 inches per hour. The area of heavy rain has been nearly stationary and is expected to continue over the next couple of hours. A very heavy storm is pounding the ocean just north of Moloka’i. Downtown Honolulu is also experiencing extremely heavy rain this afternoon.
Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kualapuu, Kalaupapa, Hoolehua, and highway 450 east of Kaunakakai.
A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Maui County through 6:00 a.m Sunday.
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.