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Flood advisory posted for Maui County

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    This satellite image from Wednesday morning showed an area of moisture between Maui and Hawaii island.
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The National Weather Service posted a flood advisory for Maui County on Wednesday evening. 

Maui County’s advisory expired at 10:45 p.m. The weather service reported nearly stationary heavy rain falling at Kipahulu, 29 miles southeast of Kahului.

Hawaii island’s flood advisory expired at 9:45 p.m. Earlier in the evening, the weather radar showed nearly stationary heavy rain near Waikoloa Village, or about 24 miles northeast of Kailua-Kona.

A flash flood watch for most Hawaiian Islands was in effect for much of Wednesday but also expired.

A brown water advisory was issued for Hanalei Bay on Kauai after heavy rains brought storm water runoff into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris, the Department of Health said in a news release.

Earlier flood advisories for Molokai and Lanai were canceled Wednesday morning. According to radar estimates, Lanai City was drenched with between 2 to 4 inches of rain from 3:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.

On Hawaii island, police reported Tuesday night that Route 190 between the 7 and 13 mile marker was experiencing heavy rainfall, ponding and fog. Motorists were asked to avoid the area due to hazardous conditions.

Windward Oahu from Waimanalo to Hauula was under a flash flood warning for part of the day Tuesday. “Windward Oahu got smashed about the same location” Tuesday in the Waiahole-Waikane area, where floodwaters were up to 2 feet deep Monday night, said National Weather Service meteorologist Henry Lau.

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