‘We gotta go, again?’

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    A river formed from the rains across the Kahili Mountain Park Road prevented people from reaching the Alakai O Kauai charter school, Tuesday, the scheduled first day of school. Dr. Kani Blackwell said a parent was quoted as saying, “The Alakai team persevered for three years, what is one day more?”

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Lawai Stream rages under the bridge on Lauoho Road, Tuesday during the heavy rains.

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    The cart path at the Kiahuna Golf Club is swallowed by raging flood waters, Tuesday morning in Koloa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Waikomo Stream rages beyond the out of bounds marker on the Kiahuna Golf Club, Tuesday morning.

  • Dennis Fujiimoto/The Garden Island

    A truck leaves Aloha Place in Koloa, Tuesday morning following the county’s recommendation for voluntary evacuation from the threat of flood waters resulting from the heavy rain.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Property on Waila‘au Road is inundated by flood water from the Waihohonu Stream, Tuesday morning in Koloa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The narrow bridge on Waila‘au Road in Koloa is flooded from the Waihohonu Stream that overflowed its banks from the heavy rains, Tuesday.

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    Tony Reis watches as a Kauai Police Dept. officer assesses conditions of the Waha Road brige in Lawai, Tuesday morning during the heavy rains that generated flash flood warnings for the island.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Runoff from homes on Lauoho Road in Lawai feed an already raging drainage stream, Tuesday morning during heavy rains that generated flash flood warnings for the island.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A motorist traverses through runoff from the rains on Lauoho Road in Lawai, Tuesday morning.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Coleen Kasperek of the American Red Cross, Kauai unloads supplies to set up a shelter to accomodate transfers from the Koloa shelter, Tuesday morning at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The entrance to Alakai O Kauai created “road issues” from the Tuesday rains, forcing the new charter school to postpone its opening day until conditions clear up.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    James, Glenda and JJ leave their home on Aloha Place with “important” papers, Tuesday following the county’s recommendation for voluntary evacuation.

KOLOA — Michael Bukoski had just moved back into his house on Waila‘au Road in Koloa when the notice for voluntary evacuations came across Tuesday morning.

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