Some voluntary evacuations urged during heavy Kauai rains
KOLOA, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are urging some residents on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to evacuate because heavy rains are causing streams to rise.
Emergency officials strongly urge some south Kauai residents to voluntarily evacuate Tuesday. A shelter is open.
The National Weather Service says leftover moisture from Tropical Depression Lane is bringing rain to Kauai.
Kauai saw the least amount of rain and wind in Hawaii while Lane was a hurricane or tropical storm.
The service recorded nearly 18 inches (45.72 centimeters) in one part of Kauai during a 24-hour period ending Tuesday afternoon.
Meteorologist Matt Foster says drier air later Tuesday into Wednesday will bring some relief. But he says it’s not going to take much rain to cause flooding.
Kauai’s north shore is still recovering from destructive flooding in April.