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High wind warning issued

LIHU‘E — The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau from 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, to 6 p.m. Monday, with southwest winds expected with speeds from 20 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60, especially over and downwind of terrain, according to a county press release.

The warning means sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening or imminent.

All areas are susceptible to strong winds within heavy showers.

Hazardous driving conditions due to powerful cross winds will pose a serious risk for drivers, especially for lightweight and high-profile vehicles. Loose outdoor items should be brought inside or secured properly.

For updates on road conditions and closures, call 808-241-1725. Do not call Kaua‘i police 911 unless there is an actual emergency.

For weather updates, call the National Weather Service automated weather line at 808-245-6001, or visit

To sign up for Wireless Emergency Notification System, the county’s emergency notification service, go to and click on “Sign up for Emergency Notifications.” For further information, call the Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency at 808-241-1800.

The warning may be extended, dropped or modified as conditions develop.
Source: The Garden Island

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