Kauai News

Red Flag Warning Issued For Leeward Areas

Posted September 9, 2020, 4:37 PM HST

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the leeward portions of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau that is in effect on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will occur shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. A Red Flag Warning does not predict new fire starts.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly in these conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The public should not participate in any outdoor burning.

For weather updates call the National Weather Service automated weather line at 808-245-6001 or visit the NWS website at www.weather.gov/hfo.

To sign up for Blackboard Connect, the county’s emergency notification service, go to the county’s website at www.kauai.gov or call the Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency at 808-241-1800.