Flood Advisories for Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i

February 10, 2020, 1:29 PM HST · Updated February 10, 3:21 PM
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Update: 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Advisory for Lānaʻi and Maui in effect until 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.  The advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.

At 2:37 p.m., radar indicated bands of heavy rain continuing to rapidly move over Lānaʻi and Maui from the northwest with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Additional bands will continue to move over the islands over the afternoon.

Update: 12:54 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

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Flood advisories are in effect for Molokaʻi until 4 p.m., Maui until 3 p.m. and Lānaʻi until 2:45 p.m.

The flood advisory fo the island of Molokaʻi has been extended to 4 p.m.  At 12:50 p.m., radar showed heavy rain moving through the island and falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour.

The National Weather Service says additional showers will continue to move over Molokaʻi during the next few hours. Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Hoʻolehua, Maunaloa, Kualapuʻu, Kalaupapa National Park, ʻUalapuʻe, Hālawa Valley, Kepuhi, Pukoʻo and Molokaʻi Airport.

The flood advisory for Maui Island is in effect until 3 p.m.  At 11:58 a.m., radar showed rapidly moving bands of showers across the island.  Rain was falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour with additional rain expected over the next several hours.

The flood advisory for Lānaʻi is in effect until 3 p.m.  At 11:49 a.m., radar showed bands of heavy rain rapidly moving over the island from the NW and falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour.

The public is reminded 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.  The NWS advises the public, “Turn around. Don’t drown.”

PC: Satellite imagery, 2.10.20 NOAA/NWS

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