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Maui Flood Advisory Extended to 2 p.m.

January 11, 2020, 4:32 AM HST
* Updated January 12, 6:11 AM
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Maui Flood Advisory extended. PC: satellite imagery, Jan. 11, 2020 courtesy NOAA/NWS.

Update: 11:50 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

At 11:50 a.m. HST, radar indicated that showers were diminishing in coverage and intensity over windward Maui, but runoff remains high and ponding continues due to the recent persistent rainfall.

Update: 10:40 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

The flood advisory for the island of Maui has been extended to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

At 10:35 a.m. HST, radar indicated persistent moderate rainfall over all windward areas, with embedded heavy showers bringing brief periods of intense rainfall. Heavy showers have been most persistent over windward Haleakala.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

The National Weather Service says locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: all of windward Haleakalā and windward west Maui, including Kīpahulu, Hāna, Keʻanae, Nāhiku, Kaupō, Hāmoa, Waiehu, and Kahakuloa; Kahului, Kapalua, Honokōhau, Kahakuloa, Puʻunēnē, Hāliʻimaile, Paʻuwela, Waikapū, Pāʻia, Makawao, Wailuku and Waiehu.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

Update: 8:03 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

The flood advisory for the island of Maui has been extended to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

At 8 a.m., radar indicated bands of heavy showers moving over Maui from the east, with peak rainfall rates near 2 inches per hour in the heaviest showers.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

The National Weather Service says locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: all of windward Haleakalā and windward west Maui, including Kīpahulu, Hāna, Keʻanae, Nāhiku, Kaupō, Hāmoa, Waiehu, and Kahakuloa; Kahului, Kapalua, Honokōhau, Kahakuloa, Puʻunēnē, Hāliʻimaile, Paʻuwela, Waikapū, Pāʻia, Makawao, Wailuku and Waiehu.

Update: 4:52 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

The flood advisory for the island of Maui has been extended until 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

At 4:51 a.m., radar showed bands of heavy rain continuing to move over Maui. Peak rain rates within the bands were 1 to 2 inches per hour over the windward slopes of Haleakalā and the West Maui Mountains. The National Weather Service says additional bands of rain will continue to impact Maui through the morning hours.

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

Update: 1:59 a.m. HST, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020

A flood advisory for the island of Maui has been extended until 5 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

At 1:57 a.m., radar showed bands of heavy rain continuing to move over Maui. Peak rain rates within the bands were 1 to 2 inches per hour over the windward slopes of Haleakalā and the West Maui Mountains. Additional bands of rain will continue to impact Maui through the early morning hours.

The National Weather Service says locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Kahului, Kapalua, Honokōhau, Kahakuloa, Puʻunēnē, Hāliʻimaile, Paʻuwela, Pāʻia, Makawao, Wailuku, Waiehu and Kaupō.

As a precaution, the public is advised to stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.  Motorists and pedestrians are reminded not to cross fast flowing or rising water in their vehicle, or on foot. “Turn around, don’t drown,” according to the NWS.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 5 a.m. if heavy rain persists.

This Flood Advisory replaces the previously issued Flood Advisory that was in effect.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect through Sunday.

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