Flash Flood Warning Issued for Garden Island
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i, due to heavy rains occurring over the island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.
The flash flood advisory has been canceled. The warning is issued until 4:15 p.m.
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.
No road closures have been reported at this time. However, the Hanalei River gage showed a rise in the water level with the potential for flooding along Kūhiō Highway near the Hanalei Bridge.
Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Hanalei, Princeville, Kīlauea, Omao, Wainiha, Wailua, Koke‘e State Park, Haena, Koloa, Na Pali State Park, Moloa‘a, and Anahola.
Ponding, low visibility and other hazardous driving conditions are expected. If you must drive, do so with extreme caution.
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/hawaii.