floods in hawaii

floods in hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands could experience “catastrophic flooding” due to the storm lasting until Tuesday, according to National Weather Service (NWS) in Honolulu,

According to the NWS in Honolulu, Kula on the island of Maui has received about 30 inches of rain in the past 24 hours.

Heavy rain is expected on US Holiday Island during the day. Meteorological stations have predicted that there will be 25 to 38 cm of rain during Tuesday.

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63 cm rain

In some isolated areas, more frequent rainfall has been reported, with up to 63 cm of precipitation during the day, writes CNN,

Hawaii Governor David Ige on Monday declared a state of emergency in the US due to the ongoing storm.

– The weather is expected to cause flood damage to public and private property, Ige said, according to CNN.

“To support the efforts of state and county municipalities to provide rapid and effective relief of suffering, damage and loss caused by floods and other effects of heavy rains,” Ige wrote on Twitter at Norwegian time on Tuesday night. allows the use of funds”.

floods and landslides

Heavy rain is forecast throughout the day in Maui, Oahu and Kauai.

Landslides are expected, and in some cases natural disasters can cause many roads to be closed on the islands, potentially cutting off more residents of the local community.

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Flood guards will remain in place on all Hawaiian islands until Tuesday afternoon.

Rainfall of this amount can cause devastating floods and affect areas that are not normally flooded. Low places on the roads will be dangerous and impassable due to heavy runoff. According to the NWS, waste in streams and rivulets can clog bridges and creeks resulting in dangerous flooding.

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