Kauai News

Flood Advisory Issued for Garden Island

Posted February 19, 2021, 8:08 AM HST

8 AM HST Friday, Feb. 19, 2021: National Weather Service in Honolulu

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for the island of Kaua‘i until 11 a.m.

At 8 a.m. HST, radar indicated waves of heavy rain moving rapidly westward across the island of Kaua‘i. While the showers are not expected to remain over a particular area for a long period of time, repeated downpours will lead to low visibility, ponding of water on roadways, and rising waters in streams and rivers.

Locations in the advisory include but are not limited to the entire island of Kaua‘i.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low lying areas prone to flooding. Rainfall and runoff will also cause hazardous driving conditions due to ponding, reduced visibility and poor braking action.

Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown.

This advisory may need to be extended beyond 11 a.m. if flooding persists.