The National Weather Service issues a flood advisory for Maui
The National Weather Service has Issued a flood advisory for Maui until 3:45 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.
At 12:51 a.m., radar and rain gauge data showed persistent moderate rain along the slopes of windward Haleakala and windward west Maui.
Rainfall rates up to one inch per hour are occurring, and water levels on area streams are elevated. Landslides will become increasingly likely as the rain continues, especially on Hana Highway and Kahekili Highway.
Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kahului, Kapalua, Honokohau, Kahakuloa, Puunene, Haliimaile, Pauwela, Waikapu, Lahaina, Paia, Makawao and Wailuku.
The National Weather Service advises the public to 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 breaking action.
Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot.