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January 28, 2013 9:55 AM

[DRAFT] Flood Notification 08 - FLASH FLOOD WARNING

EVENT: The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the ISLAND of MAUI in effect until 12:30 p.m.

EFFECTS: Radar showed very heavy rain along Kahekili Highway between Wailuku and Kahakuloa. The area of heavy rain was nearly stationary and poses a flash flood threat. The Flash Flood Warning replaces the Flood Advisory that was in effect for the island of Maui.

A Flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is very dangerous. Remember that it does not have to be raining heavily where you are for flash flooding to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: 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.

INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio for any updates.

NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. The NOAA Weather internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.

Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200.


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