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Flood Advisory for Maui until 4:45 p.m. 7/12/11

July 12, 2011, 2:12 PM HST
* Updated July 12, 5:34 PM
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By Wendy Osher

(Updated: 5:04 p.m. 7/12/11)

The Flood Advisory was cancelled at 5:04 p.m. Forecasters from the National Weather Service say the rain gages show heavy rains have ended.

(Posted at 2:12 p.m. 7/12/11)

The island of Maui is under a Flash Flood Advisory until 4:45 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 12, 2011). The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the advisory this afternoon.

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At 1:36 p.m., radar showed heavy rain over South Maui near Ulupalakua, or about 5 to 10 miles south of Kihei. The area of heavy rain was drifting slowly to the southwest.

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Forecasters with the NWS say other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Wailea and Makena.

As a precaution, the public should 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.

*** Supporting information courtesy National Weather Service.

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