By Mia Stevens
According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, a storm system expected to linger through Tuesday could cause “catastrophic flooding” across the Hawaiian Islands.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Honolulu, about a foot of rain has fallen in Kula on Maui in the previous 24 hours.
Rainfall storm totals of 10 to 15 inches are expected, with isolated places receiving 20 to 25 inches, according to the NWS.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced a state of emergency on Monday, citing severe rains that were “expected to continue to inflict devastating damage to public and private property” in several areas during the previous 24 hours. The rain is starting to stop on Monday morning.
Although on Monday, heavy rain was expected to fall throughout Maui, Oahu, and Kauai throughout the day. The islands of Molokai and Maui have been issued with a flash flood warning.