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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: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 9:07am HST

Flash Flood Warning


Effective: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 9:07am to 12:15pm

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the

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

* Until 1215 PM HST.

* At 856 AM HST, radar showed rainfall continuing along the upper slopes of central and east Molokai. Water levels in Kawela Gulch and Kaunakakai Gulch also remain high. Low water crossings along Highway 450 from Kaunakakai to Pukoo likely have flowing water. Rainfall will continue to move over Molokai as the center of Olivia approaches from the east.

* This warning includes the entire island of Molokai. This warning may need to be extended beyond 1215 PM HST if heavy rain persists.
Notes (optional):

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

Warning Instruction:
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: 9298
  • maui