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Flash Flood Watch extended for Maui County

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a Flash Flood Watch for the County of Maui until later this afternoon. An upper level trough over the state will create instability that will interact with the daytime heating and moisture. Heavy showers and thunderstorms capable of producing flash flooding will be possible today as a result.

Please continue to monitor the National Weather Service’s weather forecasts and have a reliable way to get “Warnings” for your location. Be prepared to take immediate action if “Flash Flood Warnings” are issued by the NWS. CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD CONSIDER RESCHEDULING THEIR OUTING TO A TIME WHERE THE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO BE MORE FAVORABLE.

The County of Maui Civil Defense Agency will continue to monitor the situation. Please 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 at weather.gov/hawaii.

Here are the frequencies to access the NOAA National Weather Service radio broadcasts:

Station KBA99 Serving Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and part of the Big Island on 162.550 & 162.400 MHz
Station WWG75 Serving Maui, Molokai, Lanai and part of the Big Island on 162.400 MHz

Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. This same notification can be found on the Maui County website at mauicounty.gov.

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