Swamped again

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Road crews work to clear Rice Street of debris Saturday morning after Lihu‘e was pelted with more than five inches of rain during an overnight thunderstorm.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A wave breaks brown at the Ammonia’s break in Kalapaki Bay, from runoff created from the heavy overnight rains and thunderstorms. Mayor Derek Kawakami asked people to not venture into any brown water.

KAPA‘A — Heavy rain flooded many areas on east and north sides of Kaua‘i Friday night and Saturday morning, triggering a debris pile-up along the makai side of the Kuhio Highway Wailua River bridge and temporary road closures throughout the island.