On 9 March 2021, the governor of Hawaii declared a state of emergency following heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in the state. Widespread flooding prompted emergency officials to issue evacuation orders for thousands of residents in the Haleiwa area, located in the northern part of Oahu island. Two people were swept away by floods in the island’s Pearl City area; one has been rescued and emergency crews are searching for the other. Meanwhile, on Maui island, heavy rainfall caused Kaupakalua dam in the Haiku area to overflow, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders for individuals residing downstream from the dam. A bridge in Haiku was destroyed in the flooding and another bridge sustained significant damage. Nearly one dozen homes on Maui were inundated. Weather forecasts indicate that the inclement weather in the state will continue through 12 March