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.
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.