NWS continues the King Tide Coastal Flooding Advisory

The Maui County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the National Weather Service has continued the “Coastal Flooding” advisory in a report submitted to MAUIWatch.com and to the media in a press release.

The National Weather Service and County Emergency Management Agency wants to remind the public that coastal flooding associated with king tides will be a possibility the next couple of days, especially along south facing shores, where surf will be elevated. They also stated that the greatest potential for coastal flooding impacts will be during the mid- to late-afternoon hours today, when highest tides are expected.

Because of these dangerous conditions, the following precautions should be taken; ocean front residents, beach-goers, and boat owners are advised to be on the alert for high surf, strong currents, and coastal flooding.

As a precaution, the Maui County Emergency Management Agency and County Public Safety officials strongly advise the public to consider postponing ocean activities until these hazards are over.  As always, precautionary measures should be taken before night fall.

The potential for coastal flooding will decrease into next week as the peak daily tides diminish.
Visit tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov for more specific information about forecast tides and water levels in your area.
You can help the NWS and Maui County Emergency Management Agency document the King Tides by taking photos and entering them into our database. Every photo that is entered into our database provides information about how future changes in sea level may impact our coastal areas (and some areas more than others). This will ultimately help to plan and prepare.

You can enter photos into our database manually or using the phone app. Either way, it is best spend a few minutes setting up and logging in before the event, so you can be ready.
If you are interested in more detailed information and additional links to forecast products, visit www.hawaiisealevel.org.
Please stay tuned to MAUIWatch.com and your local television and/or radio stations as new updates are released by the NWS.  You may also call the Maui County Automated Hotline at (808) 986-1200.



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