National Weather Service issues flood advisory for Kaua‘i
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for Kaua‘i until 4:15 p.m. today.
At about 1 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over Kaua‘i, with the heaviest storms near windward Kaua‘i close to Wailua and Kapa‘a. Rain was falling at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour. The excessive rainfall could cause minor flooding on roads and in poor drainage areas and streams.
Some locations that will experience flooding include Līhuʻe, Kapa‘a, Kalāheo, Kekaha, Princeville, Kīlauea, North Fork Wailua Trails, Lāwaʻi, ʻŌmaʻo, Kōkeʻe State Park, Wailua Homesteads, Hanalei, Hanapēpē, Wainiha, Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kōloa, Hāʻena and Wailua.
People in the flood advisory areas should stay away from streams, drainage ditches and low-lying areas prone to flooding.
This advisory might need to be extended if flooding persists.
Additional heavy rain is expected during the next several hours throughout the state.