Kailua residents left without water after main breaks

KAILUA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A water main break has shut down South Kainalu Drive in Kailua, leaving some 50 homes without water service.

Police closed South Kainalu between Kailua Road and Kuukama Street after the break, which was reported at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

Firefighters had to help some residents whose homes were flooded by the waters.

"I was just working in my office, and I heard what was like a thunder, and I just looked up into the sky," said Greg Brossier, whose home was flooded. "Next thing I see is water just coming through here, and I run out and just see a water main break, and I tell my kids to just get up everything off the ground."

Board of Water Supply crews expected repairs to continue through Saturday night.

Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.