Flash flood warning allowed to expire on Kauai

Flash flood warning allowed to expire on Kauai
Heavy rains continue to batter Kauai. (Source: Tyson Gomez)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The heavy rains have eased up on Kauai, at least for now.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu allowed a flood advisory and a flash flood warning to expire after heavy rain and river levels decreased.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service issued the warning after rain swelled the Hanalei River to dangerous levels, officials said.

This latest round of wet weather comes as parts of Kauai continue their recovery from severe weather earlier this month. North Shore communities were hit hard yet again from severe rain.

Crews are still working on clearing debris from a landslide on Kuhio Highway that cut off access to north shore communities.

A flash flood watch remains in effect through Tuesday afternoon for the entire island. Flooding is likely in low-lying areas, and near drains, streams and rivers.

The island was under a flash flood warning earlier Monday as rivers rose from heavy rainfall in the mountains. Mount Waialeale picked up nearly 6 1/2 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.

This story will be updated.

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