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Maui Flood Advisory Extended to 11 a.m.

September 23, 2016, 5:18 AM HST
* Updated September 23, 8:00 AM
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Maui radar, 5 a.m. 9/23/16. Image: NOAA/NWS.

Maui radar, 5 a.m. 9/23/16. Image: NOAA/NWS.

(Update: 7:56 a.m., 4:49 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016)

The National Weather Service has extended a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 11 a.m.

At 7:51 a.m., radar showed heavy rain near Hāna, Maui that was falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour.

At 4:46 a.m., radar indicated heavy rain near Hāna in East Maui, with rain falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to: Hāliʻimaile, Paʻuwela, Kīpahulu, Huelo, Nāhiku, Haʻikū-Paʻuwela, Pāʻia, Makawao, Hāna, Pukalani, Kaupō and Kailua.

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As a precaution, the public is advised to 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.

Motorists and pedestrians are reminded not to cross fast flowing or rising water in their vehicle or on foot.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 8 a.m. if heavy rain persists.

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