Neighbor helped neighbor during Wailua flooding

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A log blocks one span of the Wailua Bridge on the Lihu‘e end, Friday afternoon.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Travis, Karen and Phil Wood come to check on the Wailua River Friday after getting some clean up work done at contractor Nathan Wood’s facility that suffered some damage from the flood water.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Fig Mitchell and friends, his pickup loaded with belongings from families that were forced to evacuate long the Wailua River, stop to check on the well-being of contractor Nathan Wood’s facilities Friday afternoon.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The passage ways on the eastern end of the Wailua Bridge are cleared of sand build up by the force of the Wailua River flood waters Friday afternoon.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The vegetation line indicates how high the Wailua River rose over its banks Friday afternoon. In the background, vegetative debris collect at the Wailua Bridge.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A curiosity-seeker gets photos of the rapidly-declining Wailua River from the launch ramp at Kaumuali‘i Park Friday afternoon.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Police Department officers monitor the flooded Wailua Marina Friday afternoon.

  • Sabrina Bodon / The Garden Island

    Flooding from the Wailua River affected several businesses Friday evening, including the Hoomana Thrift Shop.

  • Sabrina Bodon / The Garden Island

    The water levels in the Wailua River rose to flood levels due heavy rains Friday. Large sand berms restricted the flow of the river to to ocean causing the river to rise above flood levels.

WAILUA — Friday, the Wailua River rose rapidly due to flash-flood conditions.

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