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Maui Flood Advisory Until 10:30 p.m.

February 13, 2019, 8:21 PM HST
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Satellite imagery. PC: NOAA/NWS

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND in effect until until 10:30 pm.

This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.

A Flood Advisory means that nuisance flooding is occurring or imminent. A Flood Advisory may be upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning if flooding worsens and poses a threat to life and property.

At 732 PM, radar indicated heavy rain near Haiku-Pauwela. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Haiku-Pauwela, Huelo, Pauwela, Nahiku, Hana, Kipahulu and Paia.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: 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. DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN.

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