Image: Hilo's Bayfront Park under three feet of water after a storm dumped 20 inches of rain on the big island (Feb 2, 2008)
A storm that pounded parts of the Big Island Saturday with more than 20 inches of rain was on its way to Maui, O'ahu and possibly even Kaua'i by this Sunday morning. A state of emergency was declared in the Hilo, Puna and Ka'u areas. "We have tremendous forces of water coming down our streams right now. It's a lot of rain, even for Hilo. I'm sure WE'LL SURPASS RAINFALL RECORDS." Honoli'i Stream on the Big Island overflowed its banks and police reported landslides along the Hamakua Coast.
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