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Emergency Proclamation Declares Kauaʻi County a Disaster

April 15, 2018, 2:20 PM HST
* Updated April 16, 1:32 PM
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Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation for the County of Kauaʻi after unprecedented rains caused flooding and a series of landslides on Kūhiō Highway over the weekend of April 14 and 15, 2018.

“We’ve mobilized to assist Mayor Carvalho and his emergency management team,” said Gov. Ige. “The Hawaiʻi Guard and the City and County of Honolulu are preparing to help Kauaʻi with search and rescue operations as crews continue to clear the roadway.”

The proclamation authorizes the expenditure of state monies as appropriated for the speedy and efficient relief of damages caused by this weather event.

Link to proclamation

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This video of Hanalei Bridge shows that the water level reached 14.6 feet. Kuhio Highway remains closed in the both directions as of this publication. Avoid the area, especially as more rain comes down.

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