Historic flooding not seen in perhaps the last 100 years has devastated Kauai’s North Shore and impacted other areas of the island including Anahola and Kapaa. Up to 30 inches of rain during the last 24 hours have been reported in Kauai. The entire North Shore past Princeville has seen major impacts with heavy flooding, road closures and landslides. Homes have been washed away along Power House Road in the Wainiha Valley. Hanalei Town and parts of Kapaa are flooded. Below are photos and videos from social media of the historic flooding in Kauai.
North Shore, Kauai is getting the most rain in over 100 years today and yesterday. People are losing homes and vehicles, Buffalos getting washed to the ocean, but fortunately no one has gotten hurt or swept away. Here are some photos of Hanalei! Pray for some sun ☀️! Aloha. #100yearflood | #hanalei | #kauai
Looks like my photo went viral. My next door neighbor told me that the buffalo had been washed into Hanalei bay and were being herded back to shore. My wife two daughters and myself went to Hanalei and saw a kayaker trying to get this one back to shore. When I arrived he was obviously exhausted but glad to be back on shore. Two guys were trying to lasso him and he was not about to let anyone be in control of him. He was ready to charge at any of the three of us. I had to cross a small river to get to him but am stoked I got a shot that sums up the beauty and danger of the last few days on the north shore of Kaua’i. #hanaleibuffalo #myphotos #hanaleiflood #kauai #hawaii #photocredit #originalcontent #princeville #stregisprinceville #hanalei #hanaleibay
#BREAKING news out of #Hawaii: An emergency proclamation issued for Kauai after widespread flooding.
Air rescue operations are underway. >> https://t.co/elE3n5nwFU pic.twitter.com/x0sEKeecEW
— WAFB (@WAFB) April 15, 2018
Kauai #hitraffic update: HDOT crews are working to clear Kuhio Hwy. There are a lot of areas to work on. Continue to monitor conditions. pic.twitter.com/FXKn3r3HlS
— Hawaii DOT (@DOTHawaii) April 15, 2018