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Heavy rain moving in prompt Flood Advisory for Maui

At 5:28 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain moving over the windward and southeast facing slopes of Haleakala. The highest rain rates were in the range of 1 to 2 inches per hour between Nahiku and Huelo. Additional rainfall is expected to move over east Maui during the next several hours.

Locations in this advisory include but are not limited to: Pukalani, Haliimaile, Pauwela, Kipahulu, Huelo, Nahiku, Haiku-Pauwela, Paia, Makawao, Kula, Kaupo and Hana.

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 8:30 p.m.

A Flood Advisory means that nuisance flooding is occurring or imminent. A Flood Advisory may be upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning if flooding worsens and poses a threat to life and property.

This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.

A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect for Maui County through Wednesday afternoon.

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