Lifeguard towers at several beach parks closed because of inclement weather
This story was updated at 4:11 p.m. Dec. 18.
Kaua‘i County officials are removing lifeguards from several of the island’s beaches because of inclement weather.
A lightning strike in the area of Po‘ipū Beach Park earlier this afternoon caused Kaua‘i County Ocean Bureau Safety personnel to shut down the lifeguard towers there. Officials also closed the lifeguard towers at Salt Pond Beach Park and Kekaha Beach Park because of the weather.
Ocean Safety Bureau officials earlier in the day also posted signs alerting the public of the presence of Portuguese man o’ war in waters at Po‘ipū Beach Park.
Beachgoers are urged to follow all warning signs. Officials advise no swimming.
For up-to-date information about ocean conditions and ocean safety, speak to a county lifeguard at any lifeguard station or call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 808-241-4984.