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Flood Advisory for Maui Until 11:45 p.m.

December 25, 2019, 9:18 PM HST
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Maui Flood Advisory. Background File satellite imagery courtesy NOAA/CPHC

Update: December 25, 2019 at 9:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 11:45 p.m.

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.

EFFECTS: At 852 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain near Honokohau. Rain was falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. This heavy rain, along with the possibility of a few thunderstorms, will spread across the remainder of the island this evening. Locations in the advisory include the entire island of Maui.

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PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: STAY AWAY FROM STREAMS, DRAINAGE DITCHES AND LOW LYING AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING. RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL ALSO CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO PONDING, REDUCED VISIBILITY AND POOR BRAKING ACTION. DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN.

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