Stay out of flood wa­ters; brown wa­ter ad­vi­sory in ef­fect

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

LIHUE — All res­i­dents and vis­i­tors on Kauai are ad­vised to stay out of flood wa­ters and limit ex­po­sure. Heavy rains have caused storm wa­ter runoff through­out Kauai, lead­ing to wide­spread flood­ing pro­duc­ing large ar­eas of stand­ing wa­ter. Coastal wa­ters have also been af­fected and a brown wa­ter ad­vi­sory re­mains in ef­fect un­til fur­ther no­tice.

Ev­ery­one is ad­vised to stay out of flood and storm wa­ters due to pos­si­ble over­flow­ing cesspools, sewer, man­holes, pes­ti­cides, an­i­mal fe­cal mat­ter, dead an­i­mals, pathogens, chem­i­cals, and as­so­ci­ated flood de­bris.

If you must enter ar­eas with flood wa­ters, use cau­tion to min­i­mize ex­po­sure. Shower im­me­di­ately and thor­oughly clean con­tam­i­nated ar­eas. Pay spe­cial at­ten­tion to in­juries. Make sure to clean and cover all wounds. Keep chil­dren out of stand­ing and flood wa­ters.

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