Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday 2/25/11

February 23, 2011, 4:45 PM HST · Updated February 24, 6:53 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Flood Warning Canceled, Flood Watch remains in effect

(Update: 11:15 p.m. 2/23/11)

The National Weather Service has CANCELED the FLASH FLOOD WARNING for the Island of MAUI.  Weather radar showed that heavy rainfall has moved offshore. The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire state through Friday Morning.

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Flood Warning issued until 11:45 p.m. 2/23/11

(Update: 10 p.m. 2/23/11)

The National Weather Service issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for the Island of MAUI, in effect until 11:45 p.m.  At 9:45 p.m., radar showed heavy rain continuing near Hana, or about 30 miles east of Kahului. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary.  Other locations in the Warning include but are not limited to Hamoa, Kipahulu and Kaupo.

This Flash Flood Warning replaces the Flood Advisory that was in effect for Maui.

Flood Advisory for Maui Extended until 10:45 p.m. 2/23/11

(Update: 7:45 p..m. 2/23/11)

The flood advisory for Maui has been extended to 10:45 p.m.  At 7:30 p.m., radar showed heavy rain near Hana, or about 30 miles east of Kahului.  The area of rain was nearly stationary.  Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Keanae, Huelo, Kipahulu and Kaupo.

Flood Advisory issued for Maui until 8:15 p.m. 2/23/11

(Update: 5:08 p.m. 2/23/11)

Warning sign posted on 'Ula'ino Road in East Maui. The area is among many across the state that are prone to flooding during heavy rains. File Photo by Wendy Osher.

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 8 o’clock tonight. At around 5 p.m., a spotter reported heavy rain near Makawao. Forecasters say radar shows the area of heavy rain is nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Hana, Pauwela, Paia, Huelo, Hookipa Beach Park, Haliimaile and Haiku.

There is also a Flood Advisory in effect for Molokai until 6:15 p.m. and a Flood Watch in effect for the entire state through Friday morning. The advisories may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.

Flood Advisory issued for Molokai Until 6:16 p.m. 2/23/11

(Update: 4:20 p.m. 2/23/11)

A flood watch remains in effect for the entire state through Friday morning. This afternoon, the National Weather Service also issued a more imminent Flood Advisory for the island of Molokai until 6:15 tonight.

At around 4 p.m., radar showed heavy rain over the eastern terrain of the island. Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Kamalo, Pukoo, and Halawa Valley.

As a precaution, the public is advised to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. Motorists are also advised to drive with caution as rainfall and runoff can make driving difficult 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.

The advisory for Molokai may need to be extended beyond 6:15 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

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