Maui residents feel impact of Flossie

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Flossie was felt across Maui County earlier Monday evening.

The system dumped rain and caused lightning and thunderstorms.

Power outages were reported across Maui.

As a result, residents are urged to conserve water.

In the last couple hours on Monday, it’s most action we’ve seen all day, and we’ve been up since 3 a.m.

As the storm passed over east and central Maui county it brought everything from heavy rain to high surf storm surges and even strong gusty winds that knocked down branches.

Also a sight to see — lightning. Many residents snapped photos of the bolts lighting up the great cloudy sky which is a real show of mother nature.

Thunderstorms also had potential to produce small hail.

Haleakala reported rates of three to four inches per hour of rain.

The torrential downpours forced the department of Transportation to shut down the Maui bus system due to the storm.

Drivers were unable to complete their routes because of low visibility from the rain.

The Maui bus service should continue Tuesday on its regular schedule.

As a reminder to residents with trash pick-up Tuesday, please keep your garbage bins inside until the storm passes.

There are already reports coming in of storm winds sending trash bins down the street.

Finally all Maui County employees are to report to work Tuesday as usual, although they should continue to monitor news Monday and Tuesday for any updates.

Maui electric says it’s working to safely dispatch crews to respond to outages but does not have an estimate as to when power will be restored.

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