EVENT: The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY through this afternoon.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
The NWS has also continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for South facing shores until 6 p.m. today.
EFFECTS: Abundant moisture upstream of the Islands will support heavy rain across the eastern half of the Aloha State today. Periods of heavy rain and saturated soils from recent rainfall will increase the risk for flash flooding.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
REMEMBER…IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RAINING HEAVILY WHERE YOU ARE FOR FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR.
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.