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Olivia Maui Photos: Historic Landfall Made on Maui and Lānaʻi

September 12, 2018, 12:42 PM HST · Updated September 12, 4:25 PM
Wendy Osher · 29 Comments
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OLIVIA WEDNESDAY 9.12.18 FORECAST UPDATES: http://mauinow.com/?p=280330
MAUI CLOSURES, CANCELLATIONS:
 http://mauinow.com/?p=280073
Maui Power Outage Updates: http://mauinow.com/?p=280081
Maui Traffic Advisories, Road Closures: http://mauinow.com/?p=280096

The National Weather Service estimates that the storm made landfall at around 9:10 a.m. near Kahakuloa on the windward coast of the West Maui Mountains, 10 miles NW of Kahului, Maui.  Forecasters say the system also made a second landfall on the island of Lānaʻi at around 9:54 a.m. 6 miles NNE of Lānaʻi City.

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    The most rain, so far has fallen over the East Maui community.  At 10:45 a.m., rain gauges showed new 24 hour totals with 6.74 inches at Puu Kukui; 7.79 at West Wailuaiki; 2.88 at Hāna Airport; 2.03 in Wailuku; 1.10 at Kahakuloa; 2.65 in Pukalani; 1.16 at Waikapū Country Club; 1.27 at Māʻalaea Bay; 2.42 at Mahinahina; and 5.01 at Puʻu Aliʻi on Molokaʻi.

    ʻĪao Valley, Wailuku, Maui. Maui County Emergency Management Agency

    ʻĪao Valley, Wailuku, Maui. Maui County Emergency Management Agency

    Floods in Kahana from Olivia. 9.12.18 PC:
    Bruce Winderson

    Floods in Kahana from Olivia. 9.12.18 PC:
    Bruce Winderson

    1:30 p.m. 9/12: Flooding on Kamehameha V Highway at mile marker 10 (near Kawalo Wharf Road). Use caution in the area.

    The photo shows HDOT crews removing debris from the inlet on Maunaloa Hwy at Manila Camp River on Molokai. PC: Hawaii Department of Transportation.

    Haʻikū Road at 1 p.m. HST 9.12.18. PC: Patrick Medeiros

    Haʻikū Road at 1 p.m. HST 9.12.18. PC: Patrick Medeiros

    Ehu Road in Makawao at 8 a.m., road was cleared and re-opened at 10 a.m. on 9.12.18. PC: Patrick Medeiros

    Ehu Road in Makawao at 8 a.m., road was cleared and re-opened at 10 a.m. on 9.12.18. PC: Patrick Medeiros

    Kaupakaula Road – Closed at 1 p.m.; Opened at 2:30 p.m. PC: Patrick Medeiros

    Kaupakaula Road – Closed at 1 p.m.; Opened at 2:30 p.m. PC: Patrick Medeiros

    Olivia arriving in Kahului 111 Hāna Hwy. 9.12.18 PC:
    Darcy Rose

    North of Kahului at 9:45 a.m. 9.12.18. PC:
    Melissa Kreutner

    Photos are from Hana Hwy as HDOT crews cleared trees and debris from the roadway earlier today. Small debris continues to fall and be removed. Drivers should avoid Hana Hwy through the weather event. PC: Hawaii Department of Transportation.

    Photos are from Hana Hwy as HDOT crews cleared trees and debris from the roadway earlier today. Small debris continues to fall and be removed. Drivers should avoid Hana Hwy through the weather event. PC: Hawaii Department of Transportation.

    Photos are from Hana Hwy as HDOT crews cleared trees and debris from the roadway earlier today. Small debris continues to fall and be removed. Drivers should avoid Hana Hwy through the weather event. PC: Hawaii Department of Transportation.

    Photos are from Hana Hwy as HDOT crews cleared trees and debris from the roadway earlier today. Small debris continues to fall and be removed. Drivers should avoid Hana Hwy through the weather event. PC: Hawaii Department of Transportation.

    Olivia from Kāʻanapali. PC: (9.12.18) Maria House

    Happy Valley (12:45 a.m. 9.12.18). PC: Jesse Iwamoto

    Olivia. Kahului, Maui. PC: (9.12.18, 9 a.m.) by Samantha Spurgeon

    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served more than 15 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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