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Flash Flood Warning issued for Island of Maui until 7:45 p.m. 10/19/10

October 19, 2010, 4:51 PM HST
* Updated October 19, 5:49 PM
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October 19, 2010 – 5:00 p.m.

EVENT:  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for the ISLAND OF MAUI in effect until 7:45 p.m. This Warning may be extended beyond 7:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

EFFECTS:  Spotters reported flash flooding from heavy rain near mile marker six on the Hana Highway.  Radar also indicated rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour from Hookipa Beach Park to Huelo and Nahiku, and possibly as far east as the Hana area.

[flashvideo file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCPFHXxZ-Jw /] Other locations in the Warning include but are not limited to Kahakuloa, Waihee, Paia, Haiku, Keanae and Nahiku.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:  A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN STREAMS, ROADS AND LOW LYING AREAS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW.

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DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN.

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RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM MAY ALSO CAUSE ROCK AND MUDSLIDES IN STEEP TERRAIN.

INFORMATION:  Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation.  Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio for any updates.

NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. The NOAA Weather internet service can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.  Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. The same information is available on the Maui County website
at www.mauicounty.gov.

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