Hawaii Flood Videos Show 'Catastrophic' and 'Life Threatening' Conditions

Several videos shared on social media have captured the severe flooding that has devastated parts of Hawaii, including Honolulu and Maui. Warning of "catastrophic flooding" from Hawaii's Opaeula Stream, an evacuation notice was issued for Haleiwa by the city and county of Honolulu on Tuesday.

Oahu Emergency Management, the official Twitter account for the city and county of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management, tweeted: "EVACUATE NOW from Haleiwa, including Weed Circle to Paalaa Rd, Joseph P. Leong Hwy to the ocean. Evacuation points are open at Wahiawa District Park and Waialua High. If you are in these zones, LEAVE NOW."

Rick Blangiardi, mayor of the city and county of Honolulu, tweeted: "The #flooding we're seeing on the North Shore is life-threatening from Weed Circle to Paalaa Rd, and from the Joseph Leong Hwy to the shore."

Nearly 4,000 residents were ordered to evacuate Haleiwa, tweeted Eddie Dowd, a reporter for Honolulu's KITV4, who shared aerial footage of the flooding captured by Ryan De Seixas.

"Heartbreaking footage of the flooding going on in #Hawaii right now. This is Haleiwa town. It's nearly 4,000 residents were asked to evacuate," Dowd tweeted.

Heartbreaking footage of the flooding going on in #Hawaii right now. This is Haleiwa town. It’s nearly 4,000 residents were asked to evacuate.
Vid Cred: Ryan De Seixas pic.twitter.com/oLtKNw7IeL

— Eddie Dowd (@EddieDowdTV) March 10, 2021

"HAWAII FLOODING: Water seen up to the waist on parts of O'ahu's North Shore. These photos were taken near Laie," he noted in another tweet sharing an image of locals submerged in water from the waist down.

HAWAII FLOODING: Water seen up to the waist on parts of O’ahu’s North Shore. These photos were taken near Laie. pic.twitter.com/75xiLCs4oa

— Eddie Dowd (@EddieDowdTV) March 10, 2021

Tom George, another reporter from KITV4, shared a video of a shed being washed away in Maui. "Flooding on Maui leading to evacuations — shed getting washed away in Haiku #Hawaii #HIWX #Flood (video: Angelina Ribet) @KITV4," he tweeted.

Flooding on Maui leading to evacuations — shed getting washed away in Haiku #Hawaii #HIWX #Flood (video: Angelina Ribet) @KITV4 pic.twitter.com/U60nDDbJ4x

— Tom George (@TheTomGeorge) March 9, 2021

Another video showed a United States Postal Service (USPS) truck partially submerged in flood waters. "STUCK TRUCK — Update from @USPS >> Mail truck trapped in flood waters on Oahu's North Shore was pulled out safely and carrier was able to continue his deliveries #Hawaii #HIWX #Flooding @KITV4," George tweeted.

STUCK TRUCK — Update from @USPS >> Mail truck trapped in flood waters on Oahu’s North Shore was pulled out safely and carrier was able to continue his deliveries #Hawaii #HIWX #Flooding @KITV4 pic.twitter.com/iryJjs9dER

— Tom George (@TheTomGeorge) March 9, 2021

A video from Maggie T. Sturov via Storyful, shared by @WeatherNation, showed a dam overflowing in Maui on Tuesday.

"#Flash #flooding caused a dam to breach yesterday in Maui County, #Hawaii. One of the many examples of why it is so important to be #weather #ready at all times! #hiwx #flashflooding," @WeatherNation tweeted.

#Flash #flooding caused a dam to breach yesterday in Maui County, #Hawaii.

One of the many examples of why it is so important to be #weather #ready at all times! #hiwx #flashflooding pic.twitter.com/TpPNYMJgpJ

— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) March 9, 2021

Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after "heavy rains and flooding caused extensive damage to both public and private property across the islands."

Ige tweeted Tuesday: "The emergency proclamation makes state general funds available that can be used quickly and efficiently to help those impacted by the severe weather, which is expected to continue until Friday."

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect in Honolulu and Kauai through 12:45 a.m. HST Wednesday. A Flash Flood Watch is in place across other parts of the state, according to the latest reports from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Widespread showers, including heavy rainfall in some local areas, are expected through Wednesday. "An area of low pressure will linger to the west of the islands the next couple of days, keeping winds light, and maintaining the potential for showers. Wet weather may linger into next weekend," the NWS warned Tuesday at 6:55 a.m. HST.

Aerial of Hawaii Honolulu 2019 marathon
An aerial view of runners by the Diamond Head during the 2019 Honolulu Marathon in Honolulu, Hawaii. 'Catastrophic' and 'life-threatening' floods devastated parts of Hawaii, including Honolulu, on Tuesday. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images