As Hurricane Douglas passes the Garden Island, a flash flood watch remains in effect until this afternoon.
“We are grateful that our entire state was spared from severe effects of Hurricane Douglas,” said Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami. “This was not a practice run for us. It was a real event and I’m proud of our Incident Management Team for having a strong plan in place and executing our protocols cohesively with our state, county, and federal leaders, along with our private and non-profit sector partners. Mahalo to our strong and resilient community for staying vigilant and prepared throughout the storm.”
With the passing of the storm, shelters at the Kīlauea and Kalāheo neighborhood centers, Kapa‘a Middle School, and Kaua‘i Community College will close at noon today. American Red Cross volunteers reported there were 74 people who stayed at Kaua‘i’s shelters overnight. Additionally, The Kaua‘i Bus provided free transportation for houseless individuals to and from the shelters.
County of Kaua‘i offices will remain closed to the public today. All offices will reopen to normal service on July 28. Customers who had pre-scheduled appointments with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on July 27 will be contacted by DMV officials to reschedule their appointments to a later date.
The Voter Service Center will remain closed today, and will reopen on July 28.
All county beach parks are now open. Additionally, all lifeguard towers are open today.
The Kaua‘i Bus services will remain closed today, and normal operations will resume July 28. Customers are advised to contact the Transportation Agency for questions or further assistance, at 246-8110.
Residents are reminded that there is no household refuse collection today. Monday’s refuse collection has been postponed to July 31. All other trash pickups throughout the week will be on the regular schedule.
All refuse transfer stations and the Kekaha landfill are open today. However, green waste collection is currently closed at the Hanalei transfer station. The HI-5 redemption center in Līhu‘e and the Puhi Metals Recycling Facility are closed.