The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Maui, in effect until 5:00 p.m. This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 1:54 p.m., radar showed heavy rain near Pukalani or about 10 miles southeast of Kahului. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.
Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Sprekelsville, Pauwela, Paia, Makawao, Huelo, Haliimaile 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. Maui Weather Today with Glenn James has continuously updated information, animations and forecasts as well.