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Heavy rain brought widespread damage, outages across Oahu

  • VIDEO BY CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Pearl City Highlands Elementary School officials are in the process of cleaning up and disinfecting classrooms after the school was flooded due to heavy rain and wind that battered Oahu on Monday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chandra Sugitaya surveyed the damage in the kitchen of her family’s Noelani Street home in Pearl City on Tuesday. Sugitaya estimates that her three-bedroom home of 37 years flooded four separate times, within six to eight hours, due to a storm drain that kept getting clogged despite ongoing attempts to clear it.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Chandra Sugitaya surveyed the damage in the kitchen of her family’s Noelani Street home in Pearl City on Tuesday. Sugitaya estimates that her three-bedroom home of 37 years flooded four separate times, within six to eight hours, due to a storm drain that kept getting clogged despite ongoing attempts to clear it.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Shaney Hoyhoy picked through debris Tuesday near a collapsed fence at her Nanakai Place home after heavy rain flooded her Pearl City neighborhood on Monday.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Shaney Hoyhoy picked through debris Tuesday near a collapsed fence at her Nanakai Place home after heavy rain flooded her Pearl City neighborhood on Monday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pearl City Highlands Elementary School was inundated by a flash flood on Monday. All the students and staff were evacuated safely. Pictured is the speech therapy services classroom on Tuesday.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Pearl City Highlands Elementary School was inundated by a flash flood on Monday. All the students and staff were evacuated safely. Pictured is the speech therapy services classroom on Tuesday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                State-contracted workers removed a 60-foot kiawe tree that toppled over at Farrington High School due to Monday’s heavy rain. School was canceled on Tuesday due to the incident.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    State-contracted workers removed a 60-foot kiawe tree that toppled over at Farrington High School due to Monday’s heavy rain. School was canceled on Tuesday due to the incident.

While Kauai was still under a flash flood watch overnight, Oahu began drying out Tuesday from an extreme winter storm that included record-setting rainfall and winds that struck neighborhoods across the island Monday, following Maui and Hawaii counties. Read more

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