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News Releases

Headlines from the last 7 days are listed below. To view additional news, please go to the Press Releases main page.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Flash Flood Warning issued for Kaua‘i
LĪHU‘E – A Flash Flood Warning (FFW) for the island of Kaua‘i was issued by the National Weather Service at 4 p.m. this afternoon. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Kūhiō Highway in Hanalei is closed – 5:35 p.m.
HANALEI – Kūhi‘ō Highway near the Hanalei Bridge has been closed due to rising water levels in the area. The roadway will be reopened when authorities deem it safe for passage.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i extended – 7 p.m.
LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i until 10 p.m. tonight.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
One lane open on Kūhiō Highway in Hanalei – 7:15 p.m.
HANALEI – Kaua‘i police have reopened one lane of Kūhi‘ō Highway near the Hanalei Bridge and are alternating traffic in the area.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i cancelled
HANALEI – While the National Weather Service has cancelled the Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect at least until Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Nine kayakers rescued on Wailua River, one missing
WAILUA – Nine people on a kayak tour were rescued Saturday evening on the Wailua River, while one person remains missing.

Friday, December 2, 2016
10 AM FRIDAY: Kūhiō Highway in Hanalei is closed
HANALEI – Kūhi‘ō Highway, in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge, has been closed due to due to rising water levels in the area. The roadway will be reopened when authorities deem it safe for passage.

Friday, December 2, 2016
12:30 PM FRIDAY: Flash Flood Warning extended for north-facing slopes; Kūhiō Highway remains closed

LĪHU'E – The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the north-facing slopes of Kaua‘i, including Hā‘ena, Hanalei, Kē‘ē, Kīlauea, Koke‘e, Na Pali, and Princeville. The Flash Flood Warning was dropped for all other areas across the island. 

Friday, December 2, 2016
One lane open on Kūhiō Highway in Hanalei
HANALEI – Kaua‘i police have reopened one lane of Kūhi‘ō Highway near the Hanalei Bridge and are alternating traffic in the area.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Lane closure on Kūhiō Highway in Wailua set for Dec. 5-9

WAILUA – Motorists are advised that the outer northbound lane on Kūhiō Highway in Wailua will be closed from Monday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Thursday, December 1, 2016
Temporary closure of Kaua‘i Resource Center to begin Dec. 14
LĪHU‘E – The public is advised that the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) will be closed temporarily starting Dec. 14 as the county transitions to a new vendor and the permitting, contracting, and mobilization processes for the new contract are completed.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Roadwork on Kuhio Highway postponed

WAIPOULI – The Department of Water (DOW) has postponed the roadwork that was planned for Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, on Kuhio Highway in Waipouli, due to the anticipation of high traffic volumes for the annual Lights on Rice Parade scheduled that day.


Monday, November 28, 2016
Traffic advisory for Lights on Rice Parade and Christmas Craft Fair
LĪHU'E – The annual Lights on Rice Parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, November 28, 2016
New ordinance extends re-certification period for ADUs
LĪHU'E – A bill relating to additional dwelling units (ADU) was recently passed by the Kaua‘i County Council and signed into law by Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. 

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