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Haleiwa Town businesses evacuate before flood waters hit, will check damage Wednesday – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-03-10 02:38:44 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — A company in Haleiwa Town states that it began evacuating around 4:30 pm after being issued by the city and county of Honolulu. Evacuation warning in the area..

Some food truck businesses near Opa Eura Stream in Haleiwa Town were some of the first to see floods.

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Jenny’s Shrimp Planck worker Quinn Kao said he had received a call asking if he was seeing the flow rising. She said she didn’t see it at first, but as the minutes went by, the water in the stream increased.

“The water level is rising (as I said), but it’s not yet on the dangerous line,” Cao said. “After I hung up, I checked again. I found that half of the parking lot was already a parking lot. It was all filled with rivers.”

There were still some guests at the time, but truck owners Cao Cao and his mother began asking people to go home. By the time they cleared up their customers, Cao noticed that the entire parking lot was flooded.

“I saw the entire parking lot covered,” Cao said. “Then the water level was like rising super fast and reached super fast. My mom told me that it’s better to get rid of it now and then leave.”

On the other side of Haleiwa Town in Haleiwa Joe’s, I also noticed a change in the nearby Anahulu River.

Joshua Lawmont, manager of Haleiwa Joe, said:

Mr. Lawmont said they weren’t expecting an evacuation order from the authorities because they only saw light showers all day, but heavy rains began late in the afternoon.

“Going down the road here, police drove by warning people to evacuate.”

Halleiwa Joe’s Manager, Joshua Allmont

Lawmont said the restaurant had quite a few customers and told them what was going on. Many chose to eat and go home. Around 5 pm he said the last customer group was gone.

“For now, we plan to put everything together. We will close the restaurant and bring everyone home safely,” says Lawmont. “We want people to be able to get home safely without getting stuck somewhere.”

The North Shore company says it will check for damage on Wednesday.

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