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Maui Flood Advisory Extended to 11:45 p.m.

January 10, 2020, 2:51 PM HST
* Updated January 11, 4:35 AM
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Satellite imagery, Jan. 10, 2020. PC: NOAA/NWS.

Update: 8:38 PM HST Fri Jan 10 2020

The National Weather Service has extended the flood advisory for the island of Maui until 11:45 p.m. HST on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

At 8:33 p.m. HST, radar showed bands of heavy rain continuing to move over the windward slopes of Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains. Peak rain rates within the bands were 1 to 2 inches per hour.

Stream levels in the area remain elevated. Additional bands of rain will continue to impact Maui through the night.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Haiku-Pauwela, Huelo, Pauwela, Kipahulu, Makawao, Nahiku, Hana, Kailua and Haleakala National Park.

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Update: 5:21 p.m. HST, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

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The National Weather Service has extended the flood advisory for the island of Maui until 8:45 p.m. HST on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

At 5:19 p.m. HST,  radar showed bands of heavy rain continuing to move over the windward slopes of Haleakalā. Peak rain rates within the bands were still 1 to 2 inches per hour from Kīpahulu to Keʻanae. Stream levels in the area remain above normal. Additional rain bands will continue to move over east Maui into this evening.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Haʻikū-Paʻuwela, Huelo, Paʻuwela, Kipahulu, Makawao, Nāhiku, Hāna, Kailua and Haleakalā National Park.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the flood avisory for the island of Maui until 5:45 p.m. HST on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

At 2:28 p.m. HST, radar showed bands of heavy rain continuing to move over the windward slopes of Haleakalā. Peak rain rates within the bands were still 1 to 2 inches per hour from Kīpahulu to Keʻanae. Stream levels in the area remain above normal. Additional rain bands will continue to move over east Maui into this evening.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to: Haʻikū-Paʻuwela, Huelo, Paʻuwela, Kipahulu, Makawao, Nāhiku, Hāna, Kailua and Haleakalā National Park.

The public is advised to 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.

The public is advised not to cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot. “Turn around, don’t drown.”

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 5:45 p.m. HST if heavy rain persists.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for the island of Maui through Saturday.

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