Threat of flash flooding closes Kalalau Trail on Kauai

Threat of flash flooding closes Kalalau Trail on Kauai

KALALAU, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The threat of flash flooding on Kauai prompted the county to close a popular hiking trail on Monday.

The Kalalau Trail, which is known to be dangerous during severe weather, was shut down to all visitors because of the rain.

During severe weather, hikers are frequently blocked by the Hanakapiai Stream because it rises rapidly during heavy rains.

A cold front is passing through the Hawaiian Island chain and is expected to cause some severe conditions through the latter part of the week.

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