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Flood Advisory Issued for Upcountry Maui

September 22, 2019, 4:01 PM HST
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The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for upcountry Maui until 6 p.m.

At about 2:58 p.m. Hawai’i Standard Time, NWS radars indicated heavy rain over Upcountry Maui, including the Haleakala summit road. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Hāliʻi-maile, Pa’uwela,Pāʻia , Makawao, Kēōkea, Mākena, Haʻi-kū-Pauwela, Wailea, Huelo, ‘Ulupalakua, Kula,and Pukalani.

The county is urging residents to avoid streams, drainage ditches, and low lying areas prone to flooding. Residents are being asked to not cross fast flowing or rising water in a vehicle or on foot.

A Flood Advisory means that nuisance flooding is occurring or imminent.  A Flood Advisory may be upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning if flooding worsens and poses a threat to life and property.

This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.

The Maui County Emergency Management Agency will continue to monitor the situation.  Listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio for any updates.  NOAA Weather broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025.  NOAA Weather internet services can be found online.

For preparedness tips and hazard information, click here.

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