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Hawaiian Lifeguard Association

on behalf of

National Weather Service

Weather Forecast Office - Honolulu, HI

County of Hawaiʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Division

City and County of Honolulu

Emergency Services Department - Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division

County of Kauaʻi

Fire Department - Ocean Safety Bureau

County of Maui

Parks and Recreation - Aquatics Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:50pm HST

Flash Flood Warning


Effective: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:50pm to 6:45pm

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... The island of Maui in Maui County

* Until 645 PM HST

* At 343 PM HST, a gage on Kahakuloa Stream reported a rapid rise in water levels which may result in an overflow onto Kahekili Highway at Kahakuloa. Heavy rainfall has been persistent over the West Maui Mountains and has also recently developed over the Haleakala Highway which will produce hazardous driving conditions.

* Locations in the warning include but are not limited to... Kahului, Honokohau, Kahakuloa, Haliimaile, Paia, Makawao, Wailuku, Olowalu, Waihee, Kaanapali, Pukalani and Napili-Honokowai. This warning may need to be extended beyond 645 PM HST if heavy rain persists. This flash flood warning replaces the previously issued flood advisory that was in effect for portions of the island of Maui in Maui County.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or will develop quickly.

A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads, and low lying areas. Move to higher ground now. Do not cross fast flowing water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don/t drown.

Unmonitored lands and waters in the impact area described in the alert will also be impacted.

If conditions change before expiration or the event needs to be extended, an update or cancellation will be issued from Hawaii Beach Safety Website.


Alert Identifier: 6808
  • maui