Maui sees more drenching rains; flash flood warning continues

The incident happened near Waiapo Street about 1 p.m. Friday.
Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 10:54 AM HST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2023 at 7:11 AM HST
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KAHULUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Heavy showers have triggered a flash flood warning for Maui County.

The warning has been extended until 10 a.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service said the heaviest rains were falling in west Maui and over parts of windward Haleakala. Additional heavy showers and thunderstorms were forming offshore.

On Friday, flooding closed several roadways, including:

  • South Kihei Road at North Kihei Road
  • Piilani Highway near Nuu

The rainfall has produced flooding in normally dry gulches in the Kihei and Wailea areas.

A flood watch has also been posted for Maui County.

Forecasters say the rains are being caused by a developing surface trough.

This story will be updated.