EVENT: The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 11:45 p.m. View the latest animated radar loop here.
A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or will develop quickly.
This Flash Flood Warning replaces the Flood Advisory that was in effect for the island of Maui.
EFFECTS: At 8:36 p.m. radar showed heavy rain with rain rate over four inches an hour just east of Ulupalakua. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.
Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Keokea.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN STREAMS, ROADS AND LOW LYING AREAS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW, 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. NOAA Weather internet services can be found at www.weather.gov/hawaii.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. This same notification can be found on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.