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UPDATE: Flood Advisory

By Meteorologist Malika Dudley

The FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY has been extended to 6:00pm. Radar shows heavy rain over the West Maui Mountains, the rain is tapering off but the stream gages on the Kahakuloa Stream, Waihee River and Honokohau streams remain elevated from previous rain. Rainfall rates have dropped to under 1″/hour. Other locations included in the advisory but not limited to, Napili, Kapalua, Honolua and Honokohau.

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The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD ADVISORY for the island of Maui until 3:00pm. This advisory may be extended if heavy rain persists. Radar showed heavy rain over the West Maui Mountains. Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kapalua, Kahakuloa, Honolua & Honokohau.

Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying flood prone areas. Rainfall and runoff can cause hazardous driving conditions, ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle or by foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

Flooding Public Service Announcement from Hawaii State Civil Defense below.

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About Malika Dudley

Malika Dudley is the Chief Meteorologist and feature entertainment reporter for MAUIWatch. She was formerly the weekend meteorologist and feature reporter for Hawaii's #1 news channel Hawaii News Now. Malika is happy to now call Maui her home. She is a full-time mommy & jewelry designer. Click here to check out her blog “Life’s Swell.”

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