After seeing a glimpse of hope for a break from COVID, Hawaiian Islands face a new threat as Mother Nature gets in on the act.
- The state of Hawaii is under an emergency proclamation as the state struggles with widespread damage from flooding.
- The severe weather is expected to continue through Friday, but residents are already reporting widespread damage.
- At least half a dozen homes on the island of Maui were reported to have been heavily damaged or destroyed. And two bridges in Wong’s Village, Oahu crumbled as a cement truck drove over it.
- The entire state is under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. local time Wednesday.
- For a time, officials worried about water cresting over the Kaupakalua Dam in Haiku and ordered residents downstream to evacuate.
- Oahu Emergency Management issued a flash-flood advisory that could lead to life-threatening catastrophic flooding in Oahu until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and residents were warned to move to higher ground, according to an emergency alert issued by the City and County of Honolulu.
We will continue monitoring the situation as it develops.