Flash Flood Warning issued for Kaua‘i

LIHU‘E — The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Hanalei Elementary School. Those seeking shelter should wear face coverings and observe physical distancing measures.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i, due to heavy rains across the island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.

A Flash Flood Warning means flash flooding is imminent or occurring in streams, roads and low-lying areas. Do not cross fast-flowing or rising water in your vehicle or on foot.

Kuhio Highway in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge closed around 9:35 a.m. in both directions. The Hanalei River gage showed a rise in the water level with the potential for flooding.

Hanalei Elementary School is closed to students today, according to the Department of Education.

Ponding, low visibility and other hazardous driving conditions are expected. Drive with extreme caution.

For updates on road conditions and closures, please call 241-1725. Please do not call Kaua‘i police 911 unless you have an emergency.

For weather updates call the National Weather Service automated weather line at 245-6001, or visit the NWS website, www.weather.gov/hfo.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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