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Flash flood warning canceled for West Maui

Update 10:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service canceled a flash flood warning issued for West Maui.

Emergency management officials reported that the flood waters along teh Wailuku river receded and no longer pose a threat.

A small craft advisory is in effect for Maalaea Bay on Maui and for leeward and southeast waters of the Big Island until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Wind speeds betwen 28 and 37 mph could produce hazardous conditions to small craft in the water, forecasters said.

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating small craft, are urged to avoid these conditions.

Previous coverage

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning tonight for West Maui until 10:15 p.m.

At 8:53 p.m. officials said flash flooding continued along the Wailuku River and at least two homes had water inside. The stream levels from earlier this evening have fallen from their peak levels and water is no longer covering Iao Valley Road.

The flooding was likely caused by heavy rain over the past couple of days that has been trapped at higher elevations and is now making its way downstream.

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