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Maui Flood Advisory in effect until 4:30 p.m.

Satellite imagery – Sandwich RGB – 2 May 2022 – 23:31 UTC. PC: NOAA/NWS

Issued at 1:32 p.m. HST Monday, May 2, 2022

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022.

At around 1:30 p.m., radar showed heavy rain over the slopes of Haleakalā with the highest rain rates falling at 1-2 inches per hour over Makawao.

The NWS says additional rainfall is expected over the East Maui area over the next several hours.

According to the advisory, areas that will experience flooding include: Kīhei, Kula, Kēōkea, Pukalani, Makawao, Keʻanae, Hāliʻimaile, Kīpahulu, Kaupō, Huelo, Nāhiku, Haʻikū-Paʻuwela, ʻUlupalakua, Wailea, Paʻuwela, Pāʻia, Mākena, Puʻunēnē, Hāna, and Haleakalā National Park.

As a precaution, the public is advised to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.

The advisory may need to be extended beyond 4:30 p.m. if flooding persists.

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2022/05/02/maui-flood-advisory-in-effect-until-430-p-m/

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