Strong winds and high surf are expected to begin diminishing today following a wild weekend that saw thousands without power, at least five injured on Oahu, two birds freed from the Honolulu Zoo by flying debris and snow on Maui, possibly at the lowest elevation ever recorded in the state.
By Sunday afternoon Honolulu firefighters had responded to 132 total calls today from Midnight till 9:30 p.m. 78 Blown roofs, 31 Downed trees, 23 Downed powerlines said Honolulu Fire Capt. Stan Kimura. The Honolulu Fire Department said it responded to 112 wind-related calls from across the island between midnight and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
“We’ve had reports of trees down, power outages, traffic signals malfunctioning,” Mayor Kirk Caldwell told reporters at the city’s underground Emergency Operations Center. “It’s all hands on deck.”