Flash Flood Warning Extended to 4:45 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a flash flood warning in Kaua‘i County to 4:45 p.m.
At 1:39 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain with rates up to one inch per hour over Kaua‘i. Emergency managers reported numerous road closures from earlier heavy rainfall over the south and west portions of Kaua‘i. There is also flooding occurring in the ‘Anini area of north Kaua‘i.
This warning may need to be extended beyond 4:45 p.m. if flooding persists.
The following locations that have experienced flash flooding include: Līhu‘e, Kapa‘a, Kalāheo, Kekaha, Princeville, Kīlauea, North Fork Wailua Trails, Alaka‘i Swamp Trails, Lawai, ‘Ōma‘o, Koke‘e State Park, Wailua Homesteads, Hanalei, Hanapēpē, Wainiha, Na Pali State Park, Kōloa, Ha‘ena, Waimea and Wailua.
Avoid traveling on roads unless absolutely necessary due to the large number of roads affected by flooding impacts. Do not cross fast flowing or rising water in your vehicle, or on foot. Turn around, don’t drown. The heavy rains may cause rock and mudslides in steep terrain areas.