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Powerful gusts and high surf wreak havoc across the state

  • Video by Dan Nakaso

    Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and city officials spoke today about high winds and dangerous surf across the state. They asked the public to remain vigilant and indoors. Read more at www.staradvertiser.com

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Police, fire and city parks department personnel Sunday responded to a fallen 70-foot kiawe tree in Kapiolani Park just east of the Dillingham Fountain which blocked Waikiki-bound lanes of Kalakaua Avenue.

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  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Rough surf pounded Waimea Bay on Sunday morning due to the low-pressure storm system hitting the isles.

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  • JOEL GUY / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Above, on Kauai a tree slammed at least one vehicle Sunday at Hanalei Pinetrees Beach due to the high winds.

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  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Papa Ole’s in Hauula packed up its kitchen after a power outage Sunday that closed all businesses in the Hauula Kai Shopping Center.

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  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell held a press conference Sunday in the City Emergency Operations Center in the basement of the Frank Fasi Municipal Building. Behind him are Ocean Safety Capt. Kurt Lager, HPD Capt. Thomas Santos, city Emergency Management Director Hirokazu Toiya and HFD Capt. Stan Kimura.

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  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Above, at Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area on Maui, 36-degree weather had residents flocking to see snow, the first sighting for Emilio Nunoz, Stacy Munoz and Jane Nguyen.

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  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, Denaye Johnson ran for cover Sunday as gusts and rain whipped through Ehukai Beach Park.

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  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Firefighters remove roofing material at a Hilo Place residence in Wilhelmina Rise after reports of a blown roof.

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Strong winds and high surf are expected to begin diminishing today following a wild weekend that saw thousands without power, at least five injured on Oahu, two birds freed from the Honolulu Zoo by flying debris and snow on Maui, possibly at the lowest elevation ever recorded in the state. Read more

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