The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of Maui, in effect until 5:45 p.m. This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 2:44 p.m. radar indicated occasional moderate to heavy rainfall from Kahului into Kahalawai – the name for the West Maui Mountains when viewed from Kahului side. Maui County Civil Defense Agency reported ponding of water on roadways in and around Kahului. Occasional moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to continue through late this afternoon.
Other locations in this advisory include but is not limited to; Kanaha Beach Park, Waihee, Waiehu, Napili, Kapalua, Kahakuloa, Honolua, and Honokohau.
There continues to be a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for all of Maui County until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. View the latest animated radar loop here.
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.