High tide floods beaches, roads on Oahu; what’s behind the deluge of water


WATER IS FALLING FROM THE SKY AND MORE BEING PUSHED INLAND FROM THE OCEAN. MARISA: WE’LL GET TO THE RAIN IN JUST A MOMENT, BUT FIRST — THE TIDES. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS — THIS IS ALL OCEAN WATER WASHING UP ONTO THE ROAD NEAR …WE’VE BEEN GETTING LOTS OF CALLS FROM VIEWERS REPORTING TIDAL FLOODING IN ROADS AND IT EVEN FORCED THE WEEKLY FIREWORKS SHOW AT THE HILTON TO BE CANCELED. ELYSSA AREVALO JOINS US LIVE WITH A LOOK AT HEY HOWARD AND MARISA, I’M HERE AT THE HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE IN WAIKIKI AND THE WATER HAS CALMED DOWN A BIT NOW BUT JUST A FEW HOURS AGO, THE SCENE WAS MUCH CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO WE SHOT AROUND 6;00 GOING OVER THE SIDEWALK THAT SEPARATES THE BEACH AND THE HILTON’S LAGOON, CONNECTING HILTON LAUNCHES ITS WEEKLY DECISION TO PIER HERE HAD TO DOCK SOMEWHERE ELSE. “there;s a lot of people falling on the waves and being held just on the shore” THIS SIDE OF WAIKIKI WASN’T THE ONLY PLACE FLOODED OUT. ALA MOANA BEACH PARK ALSO SEEING WATER GOING ALL THE WAY UP WALL THAT SEPARATES THE BEACH FROM THE ROAD. WE ALSO HEARD OF TIDES RISING IN WEST ELYSSA AREVALO: BUT ASIDE FROM THE FIREWORKS BEING CANCELLED AND THE BOATS HAVING TO BE REROUTED, THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF THE HIGH WATER DOING ANY SERIOUS DAMAGE. ELYSSA AREVALO KHON2 DASH: WATER COMING UP THAT HIGH IS VERY UNUSUAL, SO JUSTIN WHAT’S CAUSING IT? IT CAN’T JUST BE HIGH TIDE, RIGHT? JUSTIN: HOWARD IT’S A COMBINATION OF THINGS, ITS ACTULLY JUST SIMPLE A HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR SOUTH SHORES… SO YOU ALREADY HAD WAVES IN THE 5 TO 8 FOOT RANGE PRETTY MUCH ALL DAY LONG. THEN AT 6:15 TONIGHT A HIGH TIDE SURGES THE COASTLINE… AND IT WAS LARGE… 2 FEET. THE COMBINATION OF THE SWELL AND THE TIDE TOMORROW THE SWELL IS ON THE WAY DOWN… BUT ANOTHER HIGH TIDE OVER TWO FEET IS EXPECTED… SO THERE MIGHT STILL BE SOME RUN UP… BUT NOT AS LARGE ALL ISLANDS ARE UNDER A FLASH FLOOD WATCH TONIGHT… AND ANY PREVIOUS FLOOD FOR OAHU… AND MORE FROM THE SOUTH FOR MAUI. HERE’S A LOOK AT THE FUTURE RADAR… KAUAI AND OAHU LOOKS LIKE IT WILL CLEAR UP BY GOES… INTO MAUI MAYBE EVEN THE BIG ISLAND TOMORROW. THE RAIN RETREATS BACK OVER OAHU AND MAUI COUNTY HAS THE POTENTIAL OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR THREE AGAIN, STORM FRONT AND A CUT-OFF LOW OR KONA LOW OVER THE ISLANDS… SPORADIC HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLY TUESDAY.

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