Insert from watchers.news: An upper level low west of Kauai and ample deep moisture have worked together to produce record-shattering rains in parts of Hawaii over the weekend. At least two homes were swept away by raging floodwaters and dozens more damaged. The hardest-hit area is between Hanalei and Haena. There are no reports of deaths or injuries at this time.
This is a very impressive record that was broken over the weekend in Hanalei and Haena, Hawaii. Over 27 inches of rain fell in a 24 hour period ,shattering a previous record set of 12.52 inches in March of 2012 ,also broke a two day record as well of 24 inches from the same weather event. It has been reported that two homes were completely wiped off of its foundation as dozens of homes have been damaged or flooded. Governor David Ige has declared a state of emergency.
Mudslides have blocked many roads and highways as rods remain close in areas. The island is also dealing with Major flooding plus power and water outages. At least 40 people re staying in shelters at this point in time. Also,The Hanalei River was at 4.49 m (14.76 feet) early Sunday morning, well above the 2.3 m (7.7 foot) flood stage.