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Flood Advisory issued for Maui until 8:15 p.m. 1/10/11

January 10, 2011, 5:36 PM HST
* Updated January 10, 5:38 PM
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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood ADVISORY for the island of Maui until 8:15 p.m.  At 5:12 p.m., radar showed moderate to heavy rain moving over the island.  Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Maalaea, Kahului, Kihei, Spreckelsville, Kula, Makawao, Kipahulu and Hana. 

Maui is under a flood advisory until 8:15 p.m. 1/10/11. Satellite Imagery Ccurtesy National Weather Service. Click image to enlarge.

The public is advised to 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. 

Motorists and pedestrians should NOT cross fast flowing or rising water in their vehicle or on foot. 

There is also Flood ADVISORIES in effect for Molokai and Lanai until 6:45 p.m. and a Flood Potential Outlook for the State from Wednesday through Thursday.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, information courtesy National Weather Service)

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