An unusually powerful storm that swept across the Hawaiian islands on Tuesday left thousands without power and flooded roads across the archipelago.

The Hawaiian civil affairs agency said the weather was cutting off power and access to some roads despite there being no storm-related deaths as of 2pm local time Monday.

Dangerous weather has left tourists stranded, many cancelling wedding plans, and some of the islands’ iconic beaches are barren due to the risk of flash floods, mudslides and trees.

The system hit Big Island, Maui and Molokai on Sunday and continued its westerly trajectory over the populous island of Oahu on Monday and Tuesday morning.

Meteorologists say the storm should make landfall on Wednesday and allow drier conditions through the rest of the week.

Public parks in Honolulu and the Honolulu Zoo remained closed because of bad weather, and four temporary shelters have been opened across town for residents hit by the storm.

Governor David Ige declared a state of emergency across all the state’s islands Monday night.

Some areas dropped up to 14 inches of rain, the National Weather Service said.

National Weather Service

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The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, (wikipedia)


Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. On Earth, (wikipedia)

Honolulu Fire Department

The Honolulu Fire Department provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, (wikipedia)


Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaii, which is located in the Pacific Ocean. It is an unincorporated county seat of the consolidated City and County of Honolulu, (wikipedia)