Brown water advisory posted for parts of Kauai

Wailua Homestead Flood - Kapaa, Kauai (2/16/2014)
Wailua Homestead Flood - Kapaa, Kauai (2/16/2014)

WAIMEA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Brown Water advisory has been  issued for the island of Kauai, from Waimea to Kealia due to heavy rains.

Health officials advise the public to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris.

Turbid water runoff have been known to attract sharks due to possible dead animals being washed into the ocean. If coastal waters are brown, stay out.

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