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Maui Now : UPDATE: Flood Advisory Cancelled, Watch Continues

The National Weather Service has CANCELLED the FLOOD ADVISORY for the ISLAND OF MAUI.

Weather radar showed that the heavy rain has moved offshore. Stream levels across west Maui are falling as well.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the islands of Maui County through this afternoon.

UPDATE: 10.20.18, 1:09 PM 

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flood Advisory for Maui until 4:15 p.m.

At 1:07 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain continues across portions of windward Maui. Streams remain elevated across west Maui from earlier heavy rainfall.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kahului, Honokohau, Kahakuloa, Pauwela, Pa‘ia, Waiehu, Ha‘iku-Pauwela, Waihe‘e, Huelo, Ka‘anapali, Napili-Honokowai and Kapalua.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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 braking action.

Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 1:15 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 4:15 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Maui County and the Big Island through this afternoon.

UPDATE: 10.20.18, 10:21 PM

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for Maui until 1:15 p.m.

At 10:19 a.m., radar indicated heavy rain across several sections of windward and windward west Maui. Rainfall rates ranged from 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kahului, Honokohau, Kahakuloa, Pauwela, Pa‘ia, Waiehu, Ha‘iku-Pauwela, Waihe‘e, Huelo, Ka‘anapali, Napili-Honokowai and Kapalua.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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 braking action.

Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 1:15 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

ORIGINAL: 10.20.18, 7:19 AM

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY, in effect on Oct. 20, 2018, until this afternoon.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

EFFECTS: An approaching upper-level disturbance will enhance the deep moisture already in place. Slow-moving and persistent heavy showers and thunderstorms will result in the threat of flash flooding.

Heavy rainfall could result in low spots in roads becoming dangerous and impassible due to severe runoff. Debris in streams and gulches could clog bridges and culverts resulting in dangerous flooding. Isolated landslides could also occur.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: Flash flooding is a dangerous situation. Please continue to monitor the weather forecast and be prepared to take immediate action if Flash Flood Warnings are issued. Campers and hikers should reschedule their outing to a time when weather is expected to be more favorable.

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