We recently had some of the worst flooding I’ve ever seen in my life on Kauai. Those 100 year floods they talk about that never happen, really happened. I’ve shown my listing at 611 Kamalu Rd. in the Wailua Homesteads area of Kauai, what feels like hundreds of times over several years always being asked “does it flood here?”
The property technically is in a flood zone because there is a small stream at the back of the property. But having been raised in the neighborhood, my answer was always “a little bit along the roadside when we have heavy rains, but I’ve never seen it flood from the stream, nor have I seen any major ponding in front of the house.” Those answers were all true, until March 5th. You can bet my disclosure will be quite a bit different during future showings.
See this YouTube video: http://youtu.be/uOqYGkExMTE
The good news is, no water ended up in the house and our tenants were able to stay in the house nice and dry while riding out the storm.
Kauai, The Garden Island, is known to be the wettest spot on earth with 400+ inches of rain a year on Mt. Waialeale, our highest peak. During our recent rains, the North Shore of Kauai got 39” of rain in 3 days! This storm was incredible. We even had hail! The best thing about living on a small island such as Kauai, is the community. Everyone really comes together and supports each other in times of need, and our occasional natural disasters are no exception to that rule. Waterfalls are flowin’, grass is growin’ and rainbows are glowin’! If it weren’t for the rain, we’d be bored.
Lucky we live on Kauai!