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Flood Advisory for Maui Island Extended to 1:15 a.m.

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PC: NOAA 11.19.19

The National Weather Service has EXTENDED the FLOOD ADVISORY for Maui Island in effect until 1:15 a.m..

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. 

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

EFFECTS:  At 9:47 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain continues across portions of windward Maui and windward west Maui. Rainfall rates persist in the 1 to 2 inch per hour range, with the heaviest rainfall occurring along the Hana Highway and across slopes just south of Hana. This activity may spread to other areas of Maui in the next hour or so.

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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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