Heavy rains pounded Kauai Tuesday.
The North Shore was especially hard hit, with Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Bridge closed since Monday and not expected to open until today. Hanalei School closed early Monday, was closed Tuesday and will be closed today.
The convoy between Waikoko and Wainiha was closed.
Taro fields were also flooded. There were reports that lower Weke Road homes and parts of Hanalei were under water.
“Some of my friends living down by the pier had to evacuate in chest deep water as the fish pond over flowed onto Weke Road and flooded the homes again,” wrote Terry Lilly. “Lots of junk going out onto the already damaged reef.”
A voluntary evacuation for residents located at Aloha Place, Waihohonou Road, and part of Waila‘au Road in Koloa, was canceled Tuesday afternoon when stream water receded.
The American Red Cross shelters that were opened at Kalaheo Neighborhood Center and Kauai Christian Fellowship were closed.
The National Weather Service extended the Flash Flood Warning for Kauai and a Flash Flood Watch for the island remains in effect.
w The state Department of Education announced that Hanalei Elementary School and the satellite school at the Hanalei Colony Resort will be closed today.
Alaka‘i O Kauai Public Charter School was closed Tuesday and hopes to open today.
For students attending Kapaa Middle School and Kapaa High School that reside in Hanalei, Wainiha and Haena, bus services will not be operating.
w Polihale State Park was closed.
w The Marina (Kaumualii and Old Smith’s Landing Sections of Wailua River State Park) is closed.
Wainiha water outage
The Department of Water advised Wainiha customers they may experience low water pressure or no water service until further notice, due to possible weather impacts to the Wainiha water system.
DOW crews were unable to access the area due to the Kuhio Highway closures.
The DOW issued a water conservation request for Wainiha customers until further notice.