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Maui Flood Advisory Until 8 a.m.

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Update: 6:42 a.m. 10.3.19 

At 6:35 a.m., radar showed fast-moving moderate to heavy showers periodically soaking portions of windward Maui. Rainfall rates in the heaviest showers are between 1 and 2 inches per hour, with these showers affecting both windward west Maui, and windward Haleakalā.

Original Post: 5:11 a.m. 10.3.19

The island of Maui is under a flood advisory until 8 a.m. The National Weather Service says radar at around 5 a.m. showed heavy rain near Honokōhau, falling at a rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour.

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Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Kahului, Kapalua, Honokōhau, Kahakuloa, Puʻunēnē, Hāliʻimaile, Paʻuwela, Pāʻia, Makawao, Wailuku, Waiehu, and Haʻikū.

As a precaution, the public is advised to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas that are prone to flooding.

Rainfall and runoff may also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded not to cross fast flowing or rising water in their vehicles or on foot.

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

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