Kauai News

Flood Advisory in Effect This Morning on Kauaʻi

Posted December 31, 2021, 6:36 AM HST

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for areas of Kauaʻi until 8 a.m.

Minor flooding is expected on roads, poor drainage areas and streams.

At 4:48 a.m., radar indicated rain falling at a rate around 1 inch per hour moving over Kauai from the south. Several stream gages on the Wainiha, Hanalei, and the Wailua River have risen rapidly recently.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Līhuʻe, Kapaʻa, Princeville, Kīlauea, North Fork Wailua Trails, Wailua Homesteads, Wailua, Hanalei, Omao, Alakai Swamp Trails, Lawai, Anahola, Moloaʻa, Wainiha, Koloa, Haena, Poʻipū, Kokeʻe State Park, Na Pali State Park and Wailua River State Park.

Stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 8 a.m. if flooding persists.