Posted at 11:49 a.m., Monday, October 16, 2006
Flash flood warning issued for Maui until 2:15 p.m.
Advertiser StaffThe National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the island of Maui after a rain gage in Oheo Gulch showed a rapid rise in water level from heavy rain near Kipahulu.
Runoff levels will remain high in Kipahulu Gulch and nearby streams and gulches over the next several hours, the weather service said. Other locations that are including in the warning are Waianapanapa State Park, Nahiku, Hana and Hamoa.
People in these areas should move to higher grounds now, stay away from streams and low-lying areas prone to flooding, the weather service said. Residents should also take precautions in steep terrain where excessive runoff could also trigger rock and mudslides, the weather service said.
The warning will remain in effect until 2:15 p.m.