It is common for Kauai to experience storms with high winds and heavy rains. Be prepared for outages when these storms hit. Outages can last from a few seconds to a few hours, depending on the reason for the outage. In some extreme instances it may take days to restore. If someone in your household is dependent on medical equipment, be sure to have backup power and/or a temporary relocation plan.

High winds combined with dense foliage are a major cause of outages. To help prevent these outages from occurring, maintain and cut back trees that are close to power lines and tie down any loose items that could fly into the lines. 

General emergency preparedness information can be found on the Kauai Emergency Management Agency's website:

Download our Storm Sense brochure for Hurricane preparedness tips.