Kauai News

High Winds Could Cause Power Outages Over Weekend

Posted October 7, 2021, 6:34 PM HST ·Updated October 7, 6:49 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 6 am Friday through 6 pm Saturday for much of the Hawaiian Islands.

East winds of 20 to 30 mph, with localized gusts over 45 mph, are expected.

Winds this strong can tear off shingles, knock down tree branches, blow away tents and awnings, and make it difficult to steer, especially for drivers of high-profile vehicles.

Watch out for falling tree branches when walking or driving. Make sure tents and awnings are secure or take them down. Be prepared for power outages.