WAILUKU, Hawaii — The Latest on heavy rains on Maui (all times local):
Maui’s mayor signed an emergency proclamation Wednesday following torrential flooding through Iao Valley that knocked out a waterline, flooded several homes with mud and debris and destroyed a significant portion of the county’s Kepaniwai Park parking lot area.
The county said in a statement that debris also clogged the intake at the Lahaina Water Treatment Plant. Officials are asking water customers in Lahaina to conserve water to help preserve supplies for safety use such as fire-fighting.
Department of Water Supply officials are also asking customers in central and south Maui to conserve water and to boil water before consumption due to possible contamination from flooding. Officials say they are making emergency repairs.
Maui County officials say a stream swollen by heavy rains tore out part of a parking lot at a park.
The county said in a statement Wednesday that Kepaniwai Park in Iao Valley is closed until further notice. Iao Steam partially collapsed the parking lot at the park. Mudslides have inundated the area with debris.
The county says Baldwin and Papalaua Wayside parks are also closed. Iao State Park is shut down.
Landslides earlier blocked parts of Hana and Honoapiilani highways, but the county says all roads have since reopened.
Maui police and fire crews helped evacuate 11 people from Iao Valley overnight. The American Red Cross opened emergency shelters, but it says the shelters are now closed.
Maui police and fire crews helped evacuate 11 people out of Iao Valley as heavy rains fell and streams overflowed overnight. Some residents in Happy Valley in Wailuku evacuated on their own.
The county says large landslides forced the closure of Hana Highway from mile markers 14 to 16.
An overflowing river and landslides closed Honoapiilani Highway in several areas.
The county has opened three emergency shelters at the Lahaina Civic Center, War Memorial Gymnasium and Hana High School.
The county Department of Water Supply on Wednesday recommended that people in central and south Maui boil their drinking water because of possible contamination from flooding.