Hawaiian Weather Woes Bring Landslides, Hail

Published On: Mar 09 2012 07:51:07 AM HST   Updated On: Mar 09 2012 02:56:31 AM HST

Parts of Hawaii continue to get drenched by thunderstorms and heavy rains that has caused large hail, closed schools, sewage spills and ruined vacations.

Oahu is under a flash flood warning until 10 a.m. Friday. A flash flood watch is in effect until Saturday for Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau.

Kauai County officials warned the public to stay off roads because of thunder, lightning and flooding. The Kauai bus will not be offering service north of Hanamaulu until further notice. A landslide was reported near the Kauai Marriott, blocking a lane of traffic.

Six preschools in the Kamehameha Schools system are closed Friday. Kamehameha Schools? preschool in Hale?iwa has also been added to the list of preschools closed.

The National Weather Service said all islands will be vulnerable for heavy showers and thunderstorms through Friday night. Heavy rains are expected to subside Saturday.

Heavy rains and hail resulted in another manhole overflow Friday at the Kaneohe Waste Water Pre-Treatment Facility. A Brown Water Advisory remains in effect for the entire island of Oahu.

Officials said that although some coastal areas of Oahu may not have brown turbid waters, the areas still received runoff from ongoing rains.


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