The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Maui, in effect until 3:30 p.m. This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists. View the latest radar animation here.
EFFECTS: At 1:18 p.m. radar showed locally heavy showers falling at rates in excess of 2 inches per hour over the leeward slopes of Maui with the heaviest rainfall from Kula to Ulupalakua. Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Keokea, Makena, Wailea, Kihei, Maalaea, Lahaina, and 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 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.