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Maui under Flash Flood Warning until 7 a.m. 12/10/10

December 10, 2010, 5:07 AM HST
* Updated December 10, 6:08 AM
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Maui is currently under a Flash Flood WARNING until 7 a.m.  Radar at 4 a.m. showed a line of heavy showers and thunderstorms moving southeast over the island of Maui.  The heaviest rain will initially affect West Maui, then spread eastward to the remainder of the Valley Isle.  Torrential rain with rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour is expected.

Maui Radar at 4:55 a.m. 12/10/10. Image courtesy National Weather Service.

Locations in the warning include, but are not limited to: Waiehu, Pauwela and Honokowai.

Motorists and pedestrians are reminded not to cross fast flowing or rising water in vehicles or on foot.  The National Weather Service says “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

Runoff from this storm may also cause rock and mudslides in steep terrain.  The warning may need to be extended beyond 7 a.m. if flash flooding persists.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, supporting information courtesy the National Weather Service)  *** If you enjoyed this post, you may also like our story on the upcoming inauguration of Mayor Elect Alan Arakawa.

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