Flooding in Kihei is affecting two Maui Bus routes: the Kihei Villager Route #15 and the Kihei Islander Route #20. Flooding, road closures and increased traffic are affecting service. For the latest information, bus passengers are encouraged to check the Maui Bus app, or to visit https://mauibus.org/announcements for information about route deviations.
The Maui Emergency Management Agency reports that stationary rain clouds near Kihei caused excessive rainfall in the area, but a flash flood advisory was lifted shortly before 5:20 p.m. MEMA partially activated its Emergency Operations Center to monitor heavy rainfall and flooding in South Maui, but the EOC stood down after the flash flood advisory was lifted.
Heavy rains caused temporary road closures. As of 3:30 p.m., South Kihei Road was closed from 760 South Kihei Road to Kanani Road and on Kulanihakoi Street from Oluea Street to South Kihei Road.
If any residents want to report flood damage, they can visit mauicounty.gov/emergency and click on “Damage Assessment – Self-reporting.”