This Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, photo shows floodwater in the parking lot of a condo complex in Kahana Village in Lahaina, Hawaii. Heavy rain and winds from a tropical storm downed trees, knocked out power and prompted evacuations of multiple homes on the hawaiian island of Maui. (Lauren Greer via AP)
HONOLULU – The Latest on the tropical depression and its impact on Hawaii (all times local):
Rain leftover from Tropical Storm Olivia caused a sewer pipe to overflow in Honolulu, for the dispatch of more than 30,000 litres of sewage in a stream and the port.
Olivia crossed the state Wednesday, dumping heavy rains on Maui and Oahu. Meteorologists say that it is now a tropical depression moving west away from the islands.
The city’s Department of Environmental Services said Thursday, employees noticed the overflow at 10:40 pm the previous evening. They stopped the dismissed just before the dawn.
The rains overwhelmed a 36-inch pipe on North School Street. This made more than 32,000 gallons of wastewater out of a manhole. The employees were able to recover the nearly 800 gallons, but the rest went into a storm drain that feeds into Kapalama Stream and Honolulu Harbor.
The city has disinfected the area.
Officials say Tropical Storm Olivia is downgraded to a tropical depression as it moves away from Hawaii.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said in a statement Thursday that the depression would lead to additional rainfall of 3 to 5 inches (8 to 13 centimeters), and isolated amounts of 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) on higher terrain.
The centre says that the rain could cause life-threatening floods because the ground is already saturated with water.
The tropical depression was moving west-southwest at about 18 km / h (30 km / h).
Heavy rain and winds from a tropical storm downed trees, knocked out power and prompted evacuations of multiple homes on the hawaiian island of Maui, but spared the state of widespread damage before you continue to the sea.
Tropical Storm Olivia crossed the state Wednesday, making landfall on Maui and Lanai islands along the way.
Weather forecasters warned heavy rains would continue until Thursday, but Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa said he is hopeful the effects of the storm would be limited.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Olivia was more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Honolulu late Wednesday. It was moving west with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km), but just strong enough to qualify as a tropical storm.
The hurricane center said Olivia is likely to continue to weaken and become a tropical depression Thursday.