Showers Make Their Way Over Maui County

(Updated @ 3:45 p.m. 2/2/2010)

The flood advisory for the island of Molokai was cancelled shortly before 4 p.m. (2/2/2010) as showers moved offshore.  The approaching front continues to move from the northwest , producing clouds and showers over Maui County tonight.  The front is expected to reach the Big Island Early Wednesday.

(Updated @ 2:25 p.m. 2/2/2010)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the FLOOD ADVISORY for the ISLAND OF MOLOKAI in effect until 5:00 p.m. This Advisory may be extended beyond 5:00 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

At 1:51 p.m., radar showed heavy rain moving over the eastern portion of Molokai with rainfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour.

Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Halawa Valley, Pukoo and Kamalo.

As a precautionary measure, the public is advised to 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.

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

(Updated @ 12:15 p.m. 2/2/2010)

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD ADVISORY for the ISLAND OF MOLOKAI in effect until 3:15 p.m. This Advisory may be extended beyond 3:15 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

At 12:11 p.m., radar showed heavy rain over central and western portion of Molokai.  Radar estimated rain rates at 2 to 3 inches per hour.

Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Molokai Airport, Kualapuu, Kepuhi, Kaunakakai, Kalaupapa and Hoolehua.

As a precautionary measure, people should 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. The National Weather Services advises the public not to cross fast flowing or rising water in vehicles or on foot…turn around…don’t drown.

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 service can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.

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