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Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

Sep. 13, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials said a dam holding 21 million gallons (80 million liters) of water was not in danger of collapsing Thursday, but still warned nearly 10,000 residents downstream that they might need to evacuate after a tropical storm caused water levels to rise in the reservoir. Water...

The Latest: Honolulu official: Dam not in danger of failing

Sep. 13, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the tropical depression and its impact on Hawaii (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Honolulu officials say a dam where waters rose rapidly during a tropical storm is not in danger of failing. Board of Water Supply Chief Engineer Ernie Lau said Thursday the dam is "nowhere close" to...

The Latest: Maui County evacuating several homes amid storm

Sep. 12, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on tropical storm Olivia and its impact on Hawaii (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Maui County says several homes are being evacuated because of floodwaters from Tropical Storm Olivia. The county said on its Facebook page Wednesday that several homes on Lower Honoapiilani...

Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

Sep. 12, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the road until the Tropical Storm...

Tropical storm drops light rain as it nears Maui, Big Island

Sep. 12, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Olivia began dropping light rain Tuesday on Maui and the Big Island as it approached the state and prompted warnings for residents to store drinking water and prepare for possible power outages. The storm could dump as much as 20 inches of rain on some parts of the islands,...