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Hawaii weather: Island faces life-threatening flooding after some areas see more than a foot of rain in 48 hours – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-12-07 15:34:29 –

Honolulu-Hawaii’s constant rains threaten parts of the state with “serious and life-threatening floods,” Honolulu’s National Meteorological Service said Monday night. -Time span.

The rainy seats came down as lowland roads filled with water, forcing the driver to navigate the flooded roads.

The western part of the Hawaiian Islands was under flood surveillance until Tuesday afternoon, and a flash flood warning was issued on Monday night on Oahu, the island’s most populous and capital of Honolulu.

Lynn Kawano, a KGMB / KHNL reporter, says there was too much water at a time, leading to floods.

Monday was the second rainiest day in Honolulu’s history, says the NWS.

Much of Oahu was hit by up to two inches of rain an hour on Monday. A total of about 8 inches fell on Monday, breaking daily and monthly records of cumulative rainfall.

“The heavy rains will continue across Oahu and Kauai County, as the Kona Cyclone draws deep tropical moisture to the western end of the island chain,” says the NWS.

According to the NWS, “rain of this magnitude can cause catastrophic floods and affect areas that normally do not.”

Low places are exposed to extreme spills, which can clog bridges and culverts and exacerbate already dangerous floods. Landslides are also expected.

Hawaii Governor David Ige declared an emergency on Monday due to heavy rains, saying “it was expected to continue to cause flood damage to public and private property.”

The Declaration permits the use of funds “to support state and county efforts to provide prompt and efficient relief for suffering, damage and losses caused by the effects of floods and other heavy rains.” Ige said on Twitter.

Several days of rain events have already saturated some communities.

The Big Island of Hawaii’s Nene Cabin topped the list at 14.07 inches in 48 hours as of Monday night. Keaumo, also on Big Island, recorded 13.64 inches, and Kula on Maui recorded 12.95 inches.

Rain creates a potentially dangerous situation, but it may also help Hawaii recover from the drought.

As of November 30, more than half of the state, 56%, has suffered some degree of drought, and half of Oahu has suffered severe drought. The drought report will be updated in the next few days.

Flood threats in parts of Hawaii Weekend snowstorm warning. According to the NWS, strong winds and winter weather were seen on the top of the Big Island.

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