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Windy weather persists across all islands, ripping roofs off homes

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MANOA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gusts over 50 mph whipped across all islands of Hawaii Tuesday, and the winds are expected to continue. The high-wind advisory is in effect until 6 o'clock Wednesday.

In Manoa Valley, part of the roof on a house on Humu Street was ripped off. Firefighters were called out to the home, and spent about an hour repairing the damages. Edwin Ichiriu has lived in the house for over 40-years and says Tuesday's winds were some of the strongest he's ever seen.

Two other roofs in Manoa were damaged by high winds Monday evening. Firefighters were called to a home on Ka'aipu Ave. because of a "blown roof." The residents there told us they heard the wood atop their garage...suddenly rip off and fall to the ground. Authorities helped them deal with the mess and made sure everything was secure.

The National Weather Service says strong high pressure north of Hawaii is driving gusty trade winds. The winds are expected to diminish Thursday and Friday but regain strength and become quite strong over the weekend.

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