RAIN TRIGGERS ROCKSLIDES
The severe weather overnight has triggered a series of rockslides across Oahu. The first problem is at Diamond Head Road. You will have to turn around at the first lookout. It's closed between Makalea Place and the Diamond Head lighthouse due to a mudslide. Rocks also fell onto the road in East Honolulu, townbound on Kalanianaole Highway before Halemaumau. The stream is overflowing, carrying mud and rocks with it. There's another issue on Kalanianaole past Makapuu. We're checking reports that traffic is down to one lane between Sandy Beach and Koko Head gun range because of fallen rocks. Sunrise will have team coverage of the weather and traffic problems starting at 4:30.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR KAUAI
The threat of flash flooding remains in effect for the island of Kauai until 5:30 this morning.
KAUAI SCHOOL CLOSURES
Several days of rain have taken a toll on Kauai. Mayor Bernard Carvalho issued a disaster declaration and several schools are closed for the day. Here's the list of Kauai campuses closed:
- All Saints Preschool
- Kanuikapono Public Charter School
- Hanalei School
- Kilauea School
- Kapaa High School
- Kapaa Middle School
- Kapaa Elementary School
Heavy rain flooded at least one Kaimuki home that we know about. The residents were forced out by water flowing into their house on 10th Avenue.
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SEVERE WEATHER ROUND UP
From lightning to water spouts, we've seen it all in the past 24 hours and thanks to our viewers for helping us cover the severe weather. Post your pictures and video to our facebook page and chances are, we'll feature it during our newscasts.
HIGH SURF WARNING
A warning is posted through tomorrow night for east facing shores of Oahu, Kauai, and Maui and the Big Island.
TORNADO CLEAN UP
Clean up continues from at least 30 tornadoes packing wind speeds of more than 110-miles per hour. That's what they were clocked at when they slammed into towns across the Midwest and South on friday.
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