Flash flood warning issued for Maui

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Maui until 10:15 p.m.

At 8:53 p.m., emergency management reported flash flooding continues along the Wailuku River with at least two residences experiencing water inside the home. The stream levels from earlier this evening have fallen from their peak levels, however, and water is no longer covering Iao Valley Road.

Locations in the warning include, but are not limited to, West Maui.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

  • 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.

On Friday, Gov. Ige signed an emergency proclamation in the wake of heavy rains and flooding that caused extensive damage throughout the state, especially the counties of Maui and Kalawao. The counties are expected to need assistance from the state to respond to the damage caused by the severe, sudden and extraordinary rains.

The disaster emergency relief period began on September 13 and will be in place for 60 days.

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