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Flood Advisory issued for Maui until 4:45 p.m. 12/22/10

December 22, 2010, 1:58 PM HST
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(Updated: 1:50 p.m. HST, Wednesday, December 22, 2010)

Radar image from 1:45 p.m. HST on December 22, 2010, courtesy NWS.

A FLOOD ADVISORY is now in effect for the island of Maui until 4:45 p.m.  Forecasters with the National Weather Service say radar showed heavy rain near Makawao, or about 13 miles east of Kahului.  The area of rain was nearly stationary.

Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Huelo.

As a precaution, the public is advised to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.
There is also a less severe FLASH FLOOD WATCH that remains in effect for the entire state until late tonight. The ADVISORY may need to be extended beyond 4:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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