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Windward Flood Victims Say This Time, "We're Ready"

Flooded property in Kaaawa Flooded property in Kaaawa
Flooded backyard in Laie Flooded backyard in Laie
Homeowner cleans his flooded Kaaawa property Homeowner cleans his flooded Kaaawa property

(KHNL)  It seems the previous downpours helped many on Oahu's North Shore and Windward Coast prepare for Sunday's rain.

"This time, everybody was in place, so we were lucky that it didn't come into my house," said Kela Miller. The backyard of her home in Laie flooded from Sunday's downpour, but the water didn't get into her home, like the previous weeks.

Firefighters from the Kahuku Station helped pump out the water for the third time in the last two weeks. Miller's son in law also was ready, armed with pumps donated by two local engineering companies. Other members of her family, church, and neighborhood also helped lay sandbags around the house.

"I'm just so glad that everyone could come and help," said Miller.

Firefighters also pumped the lawn at one house in Kaaawa.

Water was 3-feet high inside the home during the last downpour, but nothing got inside Sunday.

"Not too bad in the morning, but it came strong pretty quick," said Jeff Sheridan, of Sunday's rain. "I think everything's just saturated. So the rain's got nowhere to go."

It flooded his lawn at his home in Sunset Beach. That puddle extended to Kamehameha Highway. Police were forced to contra-flow the lane for traffic.

Water in the streambeds were raging, but that seemed to be a good sign. Most of them were cleared of debris in the last few weeks, and that helped control the runoff, and prevented any major flooding on Sunday.

"Just fortunate for us, fortunate that it's not as bad, i'm sure we appreciate that," said Miller.

There have been no reports of any major damage or injuries caused by this latest downpour on Oahu.

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