Hawaii Experienced Heavy Rainfall Resulting To Downtown Flooding


If you are struggling with clogged drainage and piping systems, you better call the professionals at Pro Jet Plumbing & Drainage or suffer the consequences. As the wet season is starting to let its presence be known in Hawaii and in other tropical nations, it is very important to keep the drainage systems free of debris and other materials that might clog it up. If these are not kept clean, this may result in severe flooding.

The flooding situation in Honolulu

In Hawaii, downtown Ala Moana and Honolulu are experiencing flooding for the second time in just a week. Parking garages are teemed with water as thunderstorms continue to bring heavy rains throughout Wednesday.

The flooding conditions in the city have residents wondering whether the drainage system in Honolulu is failing to do its part. In an official report released by the city officials, they contend that the storm drainage of the city is performing well. They further explained that the storm drainage system of Honolulu was not able to sustain its capacity for the heavy rain in the past days not because it was not in perfect working condition but instead because of the weather patterns lately that have become very unusual.

The storm drain cannot handle all storm situations but most of the time; it has been able to handle the storm related water in the city. It is just unfortunate that this time the level of rainwater dropped in the city has been so high and that the drain system was not designed to handle this amount of water.
When experts were asked for their opinions, they agreed with the city officials. A meteorologist also said that the intense of rain water in the city is something that city receives within 10 to 15 year storms.

On Monday, the models of the meteorologist center indicated that four and a half inches of rainwater fell over the Marketplace at Aloha Tower within just 3 hours. During the same time, two inches of rain were dumped on the area on Wednesday which led to an overflowing storm drain and where geysers exploded from manhole covers all over downtown Honolulu.

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