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Trailing Deep Tropical Moisture Left Over from Lane Prompts Flash Flood Watch

Trailing deep tropical moisture left over from Lane will bring the potential for additionally heavy rainfall through Tuesday. Any additional heavy rainfall over these already highly saturated grounds could quickly lead to flash flooding.

Heavy rainfall could result in low spots in roads becoming dangerous and impassible due to severe runoff. Debris in streams and gulches may clog bridges and culverts resulting in dangerous flooding.

The National Weather Service has ISSUED a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for MAUI COUNTY, in effect until Tuesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has also ISSUED a FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND in effect until 6:45 p.m.

At 3:48 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over Upcountry Maui and the West Maui Mountains. The highest rates were one to two inches per hour from Kula to Keokea. Rainfall is expected to continue through the rest of the afternoon.

Locations in this advisory include but are not limited to: Kahului, Honokohau, Kahakuloa, Haliimaile, Paia, Makawao, Wailuku, Keokea, Wailea, Kaanapali and Kula.

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