Historic Flooding Hits Kauai

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.

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

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