NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i until 10:45 a.m., due to heavy rains occurring over the island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.
According to NWS, radar indicated heavy rain over north and northeast Kaua‘i. The heaviest rainfall was occurring near Hanalei with rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour. Flash flooding is occurring or expected to begin shortly.
Hanalei Bridge is set to close. According to county officials, the Hanalei River gage showed a rise in the water level with the potential for flooding along Kūhiō Highway near the Hanalei Bridge.
Ponding, low visibility and other hazardous driving conditions are expected. Residents are advised to drive with extreme caution.
A Flash Flood Warning means flash flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads and low-lying areas. Do not cross fast-flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot.
Please stay tuned to local media for updates on road closures.
For updates on road conditions and closures, call 808-241-1725. Do not call Kaua‘i police 911 unless you have an emergency.
For weather updates call the National Weather Service automated weather line at 808-245-6001, or visit the NWS website, www.weather.gov/hfo.