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Flood Advisory for Maui until 5:15 p.m. 10/19/10

October 19, 2010, 2:57 PM HST
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October 19, 2010 – 2:30 p.m.

EVENT:  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a FLOOD ADVISORY for the ISLAND OF MAUI in effect until 5:15 p.m. This Advisory may be extended beyond 5:15 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

EFFECTS:  Radar showed heavy rain occurring along windward West Maui, windward slopes of Haleakala from Huelo to Hana, and along leeward slopes of Haleakala in the vicinity of Makena upslope to Ulupalakua.

Other locations in the Advisory include but are not limited to Kahakuloa, Waihee, Keanae, Nahiku and Wailea.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:  STAY AWAY FROM STREAMS, DRAINAGE DITCHES AND LOW LYING AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING.

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RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL ALSO CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO PONDING, REDUCED VISIBILITY AND POOR BRAKING ACTION.

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

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.

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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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