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Severe weather closes 6 public schools on Molokai, Kauai

Six Hawaii public schools are closed to students and staff today due to severe weather, the state Department of Education has announced.

On Maui, “parts of the island experienced flooding from heavy rains, which has caused unsafe conditions and is preventing access to some of the campuses,” said a DOE news release. “Contracted bus service has also been temporarily canceled.”

The Molokai schools that are closed are:

Kaunakakai Elementary

Kilohana Elementary

Maunaloa Elementary

Molokai Middle

Molokai High

On Kauai, Hanalei Elementary School also was closed. “The Hanalei Bridge is closed due to heavy rains and flooding,” another DOE news release said.

Officials will evaluate conditions today to decide if the schools can safely resume operations Tuesday, the news release said.

All other regular Hawaii public schools remain open at this time.

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