04/12/13 – DLNR Closes Kalalau Trail To Hikers, Campers Due To Flash Flood Forecast For Friday Through SaturdayPosted on Apr 12, 2013 in News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate Release April 12, 2013
DLNR CLOSES KALALAU TRAIL TO HIKERS,
CAMPERS DUE TO FLASH FLOOD FORECAST
FOR FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
HONOLULU — Based upon weather forecasts and radar the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ State Parks division has posted “TRAIL CLOSED” signs at the Kalalau trailhead at Haena effective at 7 a.m. this morning. The trail closure is a precautionary action for public safety in anticipation of a flash flood watch that will go into effect for Kauai at noon today.
Hikers are advised to not take the trail since they may find themselves on the far side of streams that may be subject to flash flooding, thus potentially putting themselves and county rescue personnel at risk. Do not attempt to cross a flooded stream. Keep to high ground and wait for the stream to subside.
Division of State Parks personnel will evaluate the weather conditions tomorrow morning to decide whether to remove the trail closure sign.
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