The islands should start drying out tonight
The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Paauilo Gym for residents evacuated from their homes due to flash flooding.
The water droplets become hailstones when heavy enough to fall back to earth.
The inclement weather is expected to last through Thursday.
At 8:53 p.m., emergency management reported flash flooding continues along the Wailuku River.
Forecasters say it’s only a matter of time before Hawaii is going to be directly hit by another big storm.
There is a spillway that’s supposed to prevent the lake from overflowing, but it could still happen depending on how much rain we get.
Officials held off on announcing city closures and emergency shelters, and that likely will not happen now.
Once the weather cleared, county officials and residents assessed the damage and worked quickly to clean the mess Madeline left behind.
Shelter locations are on standby and ready to open if necessary. Locations will be announced if and when that happens.
Work has intensified with the approach of Lester, now a category 3 hurricane expected to pass north of the islands.
Heavy rain associated with Madeline fell over Hilo and Puna for much of the day.
Before Madeline makes its way near Oahu, the state is using sandbags to try and prevent another round of flooding on the H-1 Freeway.
All travelers are urged to check their flight status prior to arriving at the airport.
General closures and cancellations related to Lester
The following schools will be closed, and this list will be updated as more school announcements are made.
We asked state and city officials what steps they’re taking to prevent another round of flooding in those areas.
Lester is forecast to weaken slightly tonight on Monday but remain at tropical storm strength.
Forecasts may change, but it’s important to be prepared in case the worst happens.
Madeline is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low Friday or Friday night, with dissipation expected by 72 hours.