EVENT: The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 7:15 PM.
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. Heavy showers are also parked over Kalaupapa in Kalawao County. An advisory may be needed there as well.
EFFECTS: At 4:10 pm radar indicated persistent moderate to heavy showers over windward portions of the west Maui mountains, and over the windward Haleakala slopes. Additionally, stream gages in windward west Maui indicate elevated water levels in the Honokohau stream, the Waihee river, and in Kahakuloa stream. On the Hana coast, a stream gage in the Honopou stream indicates elevated water levels as well.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to, communities in windward west Maui from Waiehu to Honolua to Napili, and from Hana to Pauwela in windward Haleakala.
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.