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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Flooding evacuees advised not to return until safe

Maui County advises those who evacuated from their homes to escape flooding Monday in Haiku not to return to the area until it is safe to do so.

Evacuation shelters remain open at: 

  • Paia Community Center, 252 Hana Highway
  • Hana High School, 4111 Hana Highway 

The Eddie Tam Memorial Center in Makawao is on stand-by to open, if the Paia Community Center reaches capacity.   

Maui Beach Hotel is also offering evacuees a special rate of $139 per night.

Earlier today, the Kaupakalua Dam in Haiku was thought to have been breached by flood waters, but after closer inspection, county officials determined there was no structural damage. Heavy rainfall is forecast in the area tonight. 

The Hawaiian Islands are under a flash flood watch as deep moisture is expected to linger over the state through at least Tuesday.  The potential remains for persistent heavy rains and more flash flooding.

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