March 5, 2012

Rains wreak havoc on island: It’s a deluge!

From the Garden Island Newspaper: Heavy rains hammered Kaua‘i for another day Monday, flooding neighborhoods, toppling trees onto highways, forcing evacuations and making many roads impassable.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the island… and added that continued heavy rains and the danger of already swollen streams and rivers would likely extend that warning. A severe thunderstorm watch remained in effect most of Monday night, a high surf warning remained in effect for east-facing shores of Kaua‘i”

10 inches of rain in Wailua in 24 hours. Our stream has risen over it’s banks and the valley is totally flooded under 6 feet of water! According to the National Weather Service, total rainfall on Kaua‘i ranged from 10 inches to over 35 inches in different areas of the Island between March 3 and March 6.