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UPDATE: Maui Flood Warning Expires

December 11, 2016, 7:37 PM HST
* Updated December 12, 12:40 AM
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UPDATE: 12:10 A.M. HST MON DEC 12 2016

We are now receiving reports of traffic moving in both directions on the Honoapiʻilani Highway (30) from motorists on the roadway; however there is no official announcement from Maui Police at this time.  Motorists were reporting movement in both directions as of around 12:10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.

*We will update this post as we receive more information.

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UPDATE: 10:42 P.M. HST SUN DEC 11 2016

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The State Highways Division reports that crews are doing a final clean up on the “Pali” section of the Honoapiʻilani Highway (30), however the road is not open yet as of 10:42 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.

UPDATE: 10:32 P.M. HST SUN DEC 11 2016

Weather radar indicates that the heaviest rain has pushed offshore. Therefore the Flash Flood Warning will be allowed to expire at 1030 PM. Light to occasional moderate rainfall continues however, and, minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas may continue for the next hour or two.

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UPDATE: 9:14 PM HST SUN DEC 11 2016

..THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1030 PM HST FOR THE ISLAND OF MAUI IN MAUI COUNTY…

At 9:10 PM HST, radar indicated that the heavy rain from earlier this
evening has subsided, but light to moderate rain continues to fall
across the island of Maui. Emergency management has advised that Highway 30 remains closed between Kihei Junction and Papalaua Wayside Park due to the heavy rainfall earlier this evening, therefore the flash flood warning will remain in effect until the flooding subsides.

Locations in the warning include the island of Maui.

Satellite image. 12.11.16. PC: NOAA/NWS

Satellite image. 12.11.16. PC: NOAA/NWS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads, and low lying areas. Move to higher ground now.

Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don/t drown.

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727 PM HST SUN DEC 11 2016

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for the island of Maui in Maui County

* Until 1030 PM HST

* At 725 PM HST, emergency management reported flash flooding resulting in the closure of Highway 30 between North Kihei Junction and Papalaua Wayside Park. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Additional flash flooding can be expected over the next couple of hours until the rains subside.

* Locations in the warning include the island of Maui.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads, and low lying areas. Move to higher ground now.

Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don/t drown.

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