The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD ADVISORY for the ISLAND OF MAUI in effect until 5:00 p.m.
EFFECTS: At 3:00 p.m., radar showed a line of moderate to heavy showers moving over Maui from the west, bringing rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour. In addition, the strong southwest winds have led to nearly stationary moderate to heavy rainfall along the south facing slopes of Haleakala, upslope from Kipahulu and Kaupo.
While all of Maui is included in the advisory, locations most impacted initially include both windward and leeward west Maui and south Maui. Flood advisories for Lana’i and Moloka’i have been cancelled as the fast-moving system has already come and gone there.
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 Civil Defense Agency will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather broadcasts for any updates. NOAA Weather broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025 FREE. 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.