The west season is far from over in east Maui. The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Advisory for the Island of Maui, now in effect until 10:15 a.m. This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 7:14 a.m. radar showed persistent downpours anchored over the east slope of Haleakala upslope from Hamoa and Hana. These downpours will cause significant rises in creeks and streams in the area.
Other locations in the advisory include Palikea Stream in Haleakala National Park, including the Seven Pools area, Pipiwai Trail, and Oheo Gulch.
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.