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Posted on: January 30, 2023

County of Maui assesses athletic fields, parks after flooding

Baldwin Beach Park, Kanahā Beach Park and athletic fields throughout the County of Maui remained closed Monday, while crews assessed flooding and saturation from three days of heavy rainfall.

In Kihei, Ka Lae Pōhaku Beach Park was closed to ocean activities until further notice due to significant impacts to the shoreline.

According to preliminary data from the National Weather Service, rainfall from January 27 to January 30 was measured at 23.61 inches at Puu Alii, Moloka’i, and from 5 to 15 inches in areas of Maui.

Mayor Richard T. Bissen, Jr. said: “I’d like to thank our community for being vigilant during these past few days of storm weather. Our departments, emergency responders, and the Maui County Emergency Management Agency have been actively monitoring the storm and working hard to keep our community safe, address damages, clear roadways, and safely reopen facilities closed due to conditions. Safety is our first priority and I know everyone is eager to resume daily activities, however with weather forecasts showing the potential for additional impacts this week, it’s important that we all continue to stay aware of the possible dangers, look out for each other and make good decisions.”

The National Weather Service forecast that weather conditions will improve Tuesday but remain unsettled with afternoon clouds and showers.

At Kanahā Beach Park, entrances were flooded, and restrooms and showers were closed Monday due to a water main line break.

At Pāpalaua Beach Park, ponding water between the parking area and roadsides prevented campers from parking directly in front of campsites.

Athletic fields at county facilities were closed due to safety hazards associated with field saturation.

Central Maui Landfill and the Olowalu Transfer Station were reopened Monday.

Residents can report structural property damage from the flooding online at

Road closure information is made available at

Residents and visitors are advised to monitor weather conditions, stay away from streams, rivers, drainage ditches and culverts, and sign up for alerts from the County of Maui’s Emergency Management Agency at www.mauicounty/mema.

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