High Surf and Rain Keep Oahu Civil Defense Staff and Volunteers Busy

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Just before midnight Oahu Civil Defense staff and volunteers began responding to reports of sand being washed up on coastal highways as well as minor localized flooding caused by heavy rains along the leeward and windward areas.

Wave action and rains sent debris across the highway at Rocky Point in the Kenui Road area of the North Shore and contributed to a clogged culvert on private property in Haleiwa.


State Highway crews were requested to clear the road and the owner of the culvert was contacted by Civil Defense volunteers and appraised of the situation.

At 2:00 a.m. high surf and rains raised sheltering concerns for homeless families residing at Ulehawa Beach Park in Nanakuli.. The American Red Cross and the City and County Department of Parks and Recreation were contacted to coordinate sheltering operations if needed.

Shortly after 3:00 a.m. sand and debris once again blocked the highway at Rocky Point as well as washing trash and trash bags onto Farrington Highway in Maili