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Maui Flood Watch Through Saturday Night

August 25, 2018, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated August 25, 12:00 PM
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Satellite imagery, 4.19.18, 4:30 a.m. PC: NOAA/NWS.

POST STORM ASSESSMENT: http://mauinow.com/?p=278167
STORM WARNING CANCELLED: http://mauinow.com/?p=278117

UPDATE:

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, Oahu and the Big Island through late tonight.

Moisture from Hurricane Lane will produce heavy rainfall, through Saturday. Additional rainfall amounts greater than 20 inches are possible over some areas.

Rain events of this size cause widespread flooding and can affect areas that do not usually flood. Low spots in roads will become dangerous and impassible due to severe runoff. Debris in streams and gulches may clog bridges and culverts resulting in dangerous flooding.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is LIFE THREATENING. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle, or on foot.

Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately.

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The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY, in effect through Saturday afternoon.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Moisture from Hurricane Lane will produce heavy rainfall, through Saturday. Additional rainfall amounts greater than 20 inches are possible over some areas.

Rain events of this size cause widespread flooding and can affect areas that do not usually flood. Low spots in roads will become dangerous and impassible due to severe runoff. Debris in streams and gulches may clog bridges and culverts resulting in dangerous flooding.

Flash flooding is a dangerous situation. Please continue to monitor the weather forecast and be prepared to take immediate action if Flash Flood Warnings are issued. Campers and hikers should reschedule their outing to a time when weather is expected to be more favorable.

REMEMBER…IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RAINING HEAVILY WHERE YOU ARE FOR FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR.

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