Floodwaters Deluge North Shore Town After Heavy Rainfall Hits Hawaiian Islands

Residents in Haleiwa, Hawaii, were ordered to evacuate as a flash flood emergency warning was issued on Tuesday, March 9, after heavy rainfall inundated the region overnight.

Video shared by Instagram user @titosallas shows floodwaters submerging food trucks and containers along Kamehameha Highway in Haleiwa. “It’s going down in Haleiwa, containers are all getting moved,” he wrote in an Instagram caption.

On Tuesday, Hawaii Gov David Ige signed an emergency proclamation allowing the state to offer funds for those affected by heavy rain and flooding.

Short-term evacuation sites in North Shore remained open to impacted residents. Credit: @titosallas via Storyful