Hurricane forces closures on Kauai

LIHUE – County officials said Sunday the Wailua Golf Course as well as Salt Pond and Poipu Beach parks are closed due to fallen tree branches and flying debris.

“If at all possible, it is best to stay indoors and off roadways throughout the duration of the storm as hazardous conditions are expected to continue across the island,” said Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.

All beaches from Anahola to Kekaha are closed to swimming today, including Anahola, Kealia, Lydgate, Poipu, Salt Pond and Kekaha beaches. Lifeguards are roving the beaches today to warn beachgoers of the closures.

Other county closures include all green waste services islandwide.

The state Department of Transportation has closed the harbors at Nawiliwili and Port Allen. All small boat harbors across Kauai are also closed.

The American Red Cross will continue to provide an emergency shelter at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Six people stayed at the shelters Saturday night. Residents and visitors are asked to shelter in place if possible or stay with family or friends, since shelter space is limited.

The County of Kauai remains under a Tropical Storm Warning and Flash Flood Watch as dangerously strong winds, powerful surf and bands of heavy rain are expected to continue throughout the day and possibly into tonight.

For road closure information, call the Kauai Police Department’s pre-recorded advisory at (808) 241-1725.


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