EVENT: The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for the island of MOLOKAI in effect until 11:30 p.m. tonight.
A Flood Advisory means that nuisance flooding is occurring or imminent. A Flood Advisory may be upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning if flooding worsens and poses a threat to life and property.
This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 8:24 p.m. radar showed several areas of moderate to heavy rain persisting across Molokai. Rainfall rates up to two inches per hour will be likely with these showers. This advisory includes the entire island of Molokai.
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 BREAKING 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 Radio 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.weather.gov/hawaii. This same notification can be found on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.