Tropical Storm Warning Added to Advisories for Maui
By Maui Now Staff
A tropical storm
watch warning (updated 11 a.m.) has been added to the advisories affecting Maui County due to hurricane/tropical storm Iselle.
The advisory was issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.
Until early Wednesday morning, Aug. 6, only Hawai’i County had been issued with a tropical storm watch. It is now under a hurricane warning as of 11 a.m Aug. 6.
Maui County was already under a flash-flood watch, from Thursday 4 a.m. to Saturday 6 a.m.
Maui Civil Defense says that a tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area in the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm conditions could reach Maui County late on Thursday. High surf is expected to reach the island ahead of the heavy rains and strong winds.
“Astronomical high tide” is also expected, says Civil Defense.
High tide Thursday for Hana is 2.7 feet at 1:42 p.m. and 2.9 feet at 2:18 p.m. on Friday. The high surf and high tide combination will bring the potential for coastal flooding along low lying areas.