“Here Comes the Rain Again…”

Squeezed March 13, 2006

Goodness. Maybe it’s time I took a vacation to someplace dry, like Seattle. The weather would probably be marginally better than it is here.

As if the soaking that we got a week and a half ago wasn’t enough, a soaking that the residents of the windward coast of Oahu are still mopping up from, there’s more wet stuff headed our way.

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

  • ALL THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
  • THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON
  • A DEVELOPING LOW ALOFT WILL BRING HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE THREAT OF FLASH FLOODING TO ALL OF THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THIS WEEK.
  • WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TONIGHT AFFECTING ALL ISLANDS.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF A WARNING IS ISSUED OR YOU OBSERVE HEAVY
RAIN.

REPORT FLOODING TO POLICE OR CIVIL DEFENSE OFFICIALS FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

THIS WATCH WILL BE UPDATED AT 4 AM TUESDAY MORNING…OR SOONER IF NECESSARY.

And just yesterday, Mother Nature decided that the leeward coast should suffer too. A freak gust of wind blowing down off the Waianae mountains blew down 13 utility poles in Nanakuli, some of which crushed passing cars. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt. Farrington Highway was closed for the rest of the afternoon and evening, while emergency crews from Hawaiian Electric worked on repairing the broken poles. Props to the military for opening the road going over Kolekole Pass to bypass the obstruction. But after several incidents that have closed Farrington in the past, it’s time to consider some way to provide some bypasses.

I pity the people who chose this week to vacation here in Hawaii. This is definitely not the typical Hawaiian weather they were expecting.

One Response to ““Here Comes the Rain Again…””

  1. Freshly Squeezed Says:

    Kauai Dam Bursts: Seven Still Missing (UPDATED)

    (originally written 3/14/06 7:13 p.m.) And now, our weather woes have gone national. An earthen dam on Kauai, most likely weakened by heavy rains, broke this morning at around 5:30 without warning, turning 300 million gallons of water from the…

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