Massive landslide cuts off access to Kauai’s north shore, Hawaii

Only before a few days we wrote about heavy rains and dramatic floods in parts of Hawaii /, but unfortunately, cyclonic situation has persisted longer, with results of devastating landslides.

Massive landslide was reported last week from Kauai´s north shore, Hawaii, where rocks, branches and mud to dump onto Kuhio highway on Thursday.

Delegation from Hawaii immediately calls on President Biden to assist with Hawaii landslides:

““We request your help to expedite all federal assistance possible to help the state of Hawai‘i recover from flooding and landslides in Kaua‘i County, Maui County, and the City and County of Honolulu—in particular, the major landslide that has blocked access to the communities of Hanalei Town, Wainiha and Ha‘ena. Hawai‘i needs help to re-connect communities in Hanalei, recover from the flooding and landslide damage, and prevent a resurgence of COVID-19 in communities in all three counties,”

“We are grateful for the prompt attention that the federal government has given Hawai‘i for prior disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, and we hope that you will continue to support our state’s needs in response to these most recent landslides and flooding.”

Hawaii residents are now cleaning up after days of flooding and landslides and count damages from unusually strong cyclonic situation with downpours.

4-day rainfall in Hawaii reached locally up to 25.25 inches in 4 days last week – the worst situation was in Kaua´i County, City and County of Honolulu, Maui County and Hawai´i County:

County 4-Day Range of Rainfall /according to

  • Kaua‘i County: 11.37 – 25.25 inches
  • City and County of Honolulu: 6.03 – 21.55 inches
  • Maui County: 4.98 – 20.23 inches
  • Hawai‘i County: 10.18 – 19.36 inches

Period with heavy rains and snow hit western half of the USA too – while in California, Oregon and Wasnigton state is is mainly rain, parts Rocky Mountains hit historic blizzard /more in the next Mkweather articles/.

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