The Latest: Maui getting steady rain from tropical storm

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HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on tropical storm Olivia and its impact on Hawaii (all times local):

8:20 a.m.

Tropical Storm Olivia is getting closer to Hawaii.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says Wednesday morning that Olivia is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Kahului on the island of Maui. It's about 115 miles (185 kilometers) east of the state's capital city of Honolulu on the island Oahu.

Storm warnings remain in place for the islands of Oahu, Maui and other smaller islands but have been canceled for the Big Island and Kauai.

Meteorologists say Olivia is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 centimeters) in some areas, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches (38 centimeters) possible.

Up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain has already fallen over parts of Maui.

Maui Councilwoman Yuki Lei Sugimura says she's bracing for more rain. She says, "It's not over yet."

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8:15 a.m.

A local Maui government official says says there's steady rain and fog outside her home on the slopes of Haleakala (hah'-leh-AH'-cah-lah) mountain.

Maui County Councilwoman Yuki Lei Sugimura says Tropical Storm Olivia is bringing more rain to the island Wednesday than Hurricane Lane did last month.

She says she's bracing for more rainfall.

Heavy rain has been reported on Maui and the northern part of the Big Island as Olivia passes through Hawaii.

Storm warnings were in place for the islands of Maui and Oahu but have been canceled for the Big Island and Kauai.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says Olivia is 55 miles (90 kilometers) east of Kahului, Maui. It's about 140 miles (230 kilometers) east of the state's capital city of Honolulu, where there's intermittent rain.

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5:30 a.m.

Heavy rain has been reported on Maui and the northern part of the Big Island as Tropical Storm Olivia passes through Hawaii.

Storm warnings were in place Wednesday for the islands of Maui and Oahu but have been canceled for the Big Island and Kauai.

National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Dye says small islands around Maui also are being impacted. A flash flood warning has been issued for Molokai (MOL'-oh-kye), and a wind gust of 51 mph (82 kph) was reported overnight at the airport on Lanai.

She says sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph (32 to 48 kph) have been reported at many locations in Maui County.

Winds should stick around for most of Wednesday, and Dye says it will rain on Maui for several days.

The storm is also expected to later impact the most populated island, Oahu.

Dye says some showers were moving across the island Wednesday morning.

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12:00 a.m.

Maui is hunkering down for heavy rains and powerful winds as a gradually weakening tropical storm barrels toward Hawaii.

Forecasters said Tropical Storm Olivia could dump 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters) of rain on the islands, with some places getting as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters).

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa is urging residents to store drinking water and warned that they should plan for power outages, landslides, high surf, fallen trees and flooded roads.

Honolulu is hoping it will be spared the worst.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says city offices will be open as usual. City buses also will be running normally so long as winds aren't too powerful.

Olivia was a hurricane earlier this week, but has been slowly losing power as it gets closer to Hawaii.

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