Ana: Downed trees and park closures on Kauai

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

Other county closures include all green waste services islandwide on Kauai and all beaches, from Anahola to Kekaha.

According to police, a downed tree is blocking one lane of Puuopae Road in Wailua Homesteads. Public Works crews are heading to the scene to clear the debris.

Maluhia Road remains closed in both directions until further notice due to a downed tree. Motorists are advised to utilize alternate routes, such as Omao Road and Lawai Road.

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 emergency shelters at Koloa Elementary School and Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Residents and visitors are asked to shelter in place if possible or stay with family or friends, since shelter space is limited.

If evacuating to a shelter, please remember that you will need to bring enough supplies with you for a 48-hour period, such as bedding, food and water, medications, personal hygiene items, etc.

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.

Stay tuned to local media for weather updates, or call the National Weather Service automated weather line at 245-6001. Updated weather information can also be found on the NWS website, www.weather.gov/hawaii.

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

 

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