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Heavy Rains Pound Oahu And Worry Flood Victims

Steven Weiland Steven Weiland
Christina Hederer Christina Hederer
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By Beth Hillyer

(KHNL) - Heavy rains hit Oahu for a second day, left roads filled with puddles, and yards a soggy mess.

The downpours did not discriminate.

They soaked the Leeward side, Central Oahu, the North Shore and continued to drench the Windward side.

Outside Haleiwa, a low lying bridge made for slow going.

But the North Shore took the brunt of the rain.

Several yards near Waimea Bay were flooded.

There were ponds along Kamehameha Highway and drivers had to be careful.

A yard near Sunset Beach was submerged. The water had no where to go.

And flood victims on the Windward side were still cleaning up from Sunday night's damage.

Late Sunday, rescuers and civil defense volunteers helped with families evacuated by flood waters.

Steven Wieland describes the mess.

 "The water was ten inches deep whole yard driveway ten inches deep whole street," he told us.

Kamehameha highway was closed near Sacred Falls due to dangerously high water.

Wieland's seen his share of flooding.

"Punaluu gets it, Hauula gets it," he said.  "When the stream are clean we have a better chance."

Crews removed tons of sand today blocking the culvert.

But other streams are hazardous.

And residents like Christina Hederer deals with the aftermath.

"Covered in mud all the way through up to the ledge can still see where it was," she said.  "We just kinda have stuff up, anticipating our next flood tonight."

State road crews don't want a repeat of Sunday night.

The are working late into Monday night using heavy equipment to dredge a streambed.

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