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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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Roadwork to take place in Ulu Mahi Subdivision from Aug. 25 to Sept. 7

LĪHU'E – The Department of Public Works is announcing that DMK & Associates LLC will be conducting roadwork in Ulu Mahi Subdivision in Līhu‘e from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, from Aug. 25 through Sept. 7.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
KPD launches new online crime map

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) recently launched a new online crime mapping program called LexisNexis Community Crime Map, which replaces the former program RAIDS Online.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Organizations invited to participate in County’s Health & Wellness Fair on September 20

LĪHU'E – Health and wellness organizations are invited to join the County of Kaua‘i’s Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.


Monday, August 21, 2017
11 P.M. UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning cancelled

LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service has cancelled the Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i as of 10:45 p.m., Monday.


Monday, August 21, 2017
10 P.M. UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning extended until midnight

LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i until midnight, Tuesday. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Monday, August 21, 2017
8 P.M. UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning extended until 10 p.m.

LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i until 10 p.m., as runoff and stream levels remain high over various areas across the island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Monday, August 21, 2017
5 P.M. UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning extended until 8 p.m.

HANALEI – The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i until 8 p.m., as runoff and stream levels remain high over areas across the island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Monday, August 21, 2017
4 P.M. UPDATE: Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity of Hanalei Bridge closed

HANALEI – Kūhiō Highway, in the vicinity of the Hanalei Bridge, is closed until further notice due to flooding. A Flash Flood Warning for the island of Kaua‘i continues to be in effect through 5 p.m. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop. The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Hanalei Elementary School.


Monday, August 21, 2017
Flash Flood Warning issued for Kaua‘i

LĪHU‘E – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kaua‘i until 5 p.m., due to heavy rains occurring over the island. The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.


Monday, August 21, 2017
Housing Agency to open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list

The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program announces it will be accepting applications for its Section 8 HCV waiting list during the open period from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8.


Thursday, August 17, 2017
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Olohena Road open to one lane of alternating traffic from August 21 to 25

KAPA‘A – The public is advised that Olohena Road in Kapa‘a will be open to one lane of alternating traffic between Waipouli Road and Hauiki Road, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, through Friday, Aug. 25.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Prison sentence for repeat domestic violence offender

LĪHU‘E – Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar announced today that Eldred B. Silva Jr., age 32 of Waimea, was ordered to serve a five-year prison sentence for an incident from June 2016 in which he bit, choked and punched his girlfriend during an early morning attack at the couple’s home.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tree Tunnel to close for maintenance work on August 26

KŌLOA – Maluhia Road, from the Tree Tunnel to the Ala Kino’iki Road junction, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, to allow the Department of Public Works to do tree trimming and remove dead branches.

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