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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 - 3:08pm HST

Flood Advisory

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

Alert:
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a

* Flood advisory for... The island of Maui in Maui County

* Until 600 PM HST

* At 303 PM HST, radar indicated heavy rain over the slopes of the West Maui Mountains. Stream gage data also showed water levels rising in some of the West Maui streams. Periods of heavy rainfall may continue for a few more hours.

* Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to... Kahului, Kapalua, Honokohau, Kahakuloa, Waikapu, Lahaina, Wailuku, Waiehu, Olowalu, Maalaea, Waihee and Kaanapali. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 600 PM HST if heavy rain persists.
Description:

A Flood Advisory, previously called an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory, means nuisance flooding is occurring or imminent.

Instruction:
Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action. Do not cross fast flowing or rising 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.

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Alert Identifier: 6809
  • maui