Record rainfall on Kauai floods roads
LIHUE, Kauai — Record rainfall on Kauai has been slowing traffic and flooding roads, and more rain may be on the way.
The National Weather Service told The Garden Island Monday that 1.45 inches of rain fell at Lihue Airport in 24 hours. That beat the one-day record of 1.01 inches for June 2 that was set back in 1962.
Meteorologist Chris Jacobson says flooding could continue, although flash flooding should not last into Wednesday.
Residents and visitors are warned to stay away from streams. People also should not cross fast-flowing or rising water in a vehicle or on foot.
The National Weather Service says a large area of low atmospheric pressure has disrupted trade winds and caused the downpour. Trade winds are expected to return with typical trade showers Wednesday.
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