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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.

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.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Water conservation request lifted for Wainiha residents

WAINIHA – The water conservation request for residents located on Powerhouse Road in Wainiha has been lifted as of 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Electrical power has been restored to the area’s water tank and pump station.  Customers may resume normal water use.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Loose mixed waste not accepted at Hanalei transfer station

HANALEI – The public is advised that the Hanalei refuse transfer station will not accept any waste for the remainder of today, Aug. 15, due to an equipment problem.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Water conservation request issued for Wainiha

WAINIHA – The Department of Water (DOW) has issued an immediate water conservation request for residents located on Powerhouse Road in Wainiha until further notice, due to an electrical power outage scheduled by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), today, August 15th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Residents and businesses located on Powerhouse Road in Wainiha are advised to limit water consumption to essential uses only, in order to avoid a water outage.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Statehood Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Friday, Aug. 18, along with all refuse transfer stations and the Kekaha Landfill.

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