UPDATE: FLOOD ADVISORY – MAUI ISLAND: The flood advisory has been extended until 5:45 p.m. today and may be extended again if conditions persist. At 2:45 p.m. heavy showers were still pounding the windward north and east shores. The Big Island is also under a flood advisory until 5:45 p.m. today.
EVENT: The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 9:30 AM.
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 6:35 am, radar indicated persistent moderate to occasionally heavy showers were moving into windward areas of Maui, including Windward Haleakala and Windward West Maui. Showers were moving toward the west at 20 MPH with rainfall rates mainly at or below one inch per hour. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kahului, Waikapu, Haiku, Hamoa, Hana, Paia, Pauwela, and Windward West Maui between Wailuku and Honolua.
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. NOAA Weather internet services can be found at 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 mauicounty.gov.