Flooding, landslides close state parks indefinitely on Kauai

The state land department announced Thursday that the Ha'ena State Park and the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park would remain closed indefinitely due to damage sustained during last weekend's historic flood event.

KAUAI (Hawaii News Now) - Heavy rainfall in the area caused multiple landslides to block portions of Kuhio Highway, the only road vehicles can use to access both parks. Officials say that damage assessments and repairs will need to be made before both parks can be reopened.

Flood waters have also affected other state parks and wilderness areas on Kauai. Parts of the Wailua State Park experienced flooding, and the marina is damaged due to floating debris.

The Polihale State Park is temporarily closed for repairs, and the North Folk area is currently closed, pending a safety assessment.

Officials say all other state parks on Kauai are open to visitors.

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