Rain, pain to remain - News

Rain, pain to remain - News

There are 30 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Dec 12, 2008, titled Rain, pain to remain - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Isle residents can expect continued heavy rain today thanks to a slow-moving storm that soaked Oahu yesterday, causing widespread flooding, sewage spills, road closures and disruptions to businesses and ...

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#1 Dec 12, 2008
Wow! Pretty intense storm going on over there.

I'm in PerĂº right now but I hope all of you back home are safe. Take care and keep dry.
Pau

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Dec 12, 2008
Eric Seabury wrote:
Wow! Pretty intense storm going on over there.
I'm in PerĂº right now but I hope all of you back home are safe. Take care and keep dry.
It would be nice if some of this moisture would flow toward California. Unfortunately it appears to be heading northward.
mele

Tuckahoe, NY

#3 Dec 12, 2008
blessings from the wet and soggy yawnkaahs... we have the same situation here, only it's cold!

hang on oahu and others affected by all the pilau flood waters.

love and aloha, m
kapaa

Lihue, HI

#4 Dec 12, 2008
can you imagine if something really serious hit the islands, typical ill prepared and whiny residents and city and state crews that cruise all year and then put in for overtime for jobs that could have been prevented with a little common sense.
SAD DAYS IN HAWAII

Grand Blanc, MI

#5 Dec 12, 2008
Don't worry people, Barack Obama will save the day!!

I said any bad thing that comes your way is well deserved!
you are an idiot

Kailua, HI

#6 Dec 12, 2008
SAD DAYS IN HAWAII wrote:
Don't worry people, Barack Obama will save the day!!
I said any bad thing that comes your way is well deserved!
Wow, how vile. You seem to be a pathetic example of a human being. I will leave you to your sad musings...I will say that I hope all is well in your corner of the planet.
Bob_Mililani

San Diego, CA

#7 Dec 12, 2008
kapaa wrote:
can you imagine if something really serious hit the islands, typical ill prepared and whiny residents and city and state crews that cruise all year and then put in for overtime for jobs that could have been prevented with a little common sense.
Negative comments are one thing, but unlike your remarks on this report, many make some sense at times. Care to come up with a plan that would assure no hardship by anyone when a freak storm hits? I'll bet even you would find it difficult to cover all bases.
kapaa

Lihue, HI

#8 Dec 12, 2008
what hardships, bob? clean the storm drains before the storm is just one little common sense thing to do and freak storm? it always rains this time of year...always has always will
Concerned Citizen

Kihei, HI

#10 Dec 12, 2008
There where also, water heaters, porches, lots of balls, a dog, trees, telephone polls and all manner of stuff rushing by on the Anahulu River during the great flood of 2008.
Concerned Citizen

Kihei, HI

#11 Dec 12, 2008
SAD DAYS IN HAWAII wrote:
Don't worry people, Barack Obama will save the day!!
I said any bad thing that comes your way is well deserved!
FYI, in Hawaii rain, no matter how much is always a blessing...
curious

Honolulu, HI

#13 Dec 12, 2008
any UH'ers there?
Was the library flooded again?
Hawaiian

San Diego, CA

#15 Dec 12, 2008
kapaa wrote:
what hardships, bob? clean the storm drains before the storm is just one little common sense thing to do and freak storm? it always rains this time of year...always has always will
Bob Mililani probably works for the city and looking for excuses to cover up his incompetence! Yeah, I never see any storm drain maintenance going on, only after it floods and damages someone's home, they react.

The government will most likely conduct some "study" costing taxpayers thousands of dollars, then hire their family or crony friends to do the "contract" work, again paid by us taxpayers.

It's part of the union's plan to insure job "security", they don't want any permanent solutions, they want permanent problems to keep their members employed and collect union dues!
MJG

Bellingham, WA

#16 Dec 12, 2008
How sad to see so many people affected by this storm and the damage to both Oahu and Kauai. All costing you taxpayers big bucks. I'll pray for all of you.
To the nutcase and his comment abot Barak Obamas is so nasty and mean.

Meanwhile here in the Pacific Northwest, we are execting much rain, then snow, then temperatures in the teens and wind to 60 mph making the wind chill to 10 below zero. I'd sure rather be in the rain in Hawaii any day. Oh I hate that cold.
kaimuki

Anahola, HI

#17 Dec 12, 2008
SAD DAYS IN HAWAII wrote:
Don't worry people, Barack Obama will save the day!!
I said any bad thing that comes your way is well deserved!
You suffer from constipation of the brain and diarrhea of the mouth. None of us from Hawaii care what you think or say.
blah blah blah

Honolulu, HI

#18 Dec 12, 2008
when you get that much rain in a short period of time, no drainage system is going to handle all that water. at least not something with an opening as tiny as the storm drains. so the water did what it naturally does. flow towards and collect in low lying areas. i doubt that the drainage system, even if it was in perfect condition, has the capacity to flow that much water that quickly.
Kimo

Honolulu, HI

#19 Dec 12, 2008
But now its time for me to go,
The autumn moon lights my way.
For now I smell the rain,
And with it pain,
And its headed my way.
Ah, sometimes I grow so tired,
But I know Ive got one thing I got to do,
WestKauai

Honolulu, HI

#20 Dec 12, 2008
I heard Pflueger is still on Oahu. He must be behind this...
Fact of the Matter

Huntington Beach, CA

#21 Dec 12, 2008
Just be safe everyone. I am sure we will soon get our share of the wet weather which is forecast to arrive this weekend. Use extra caution in everything you do - especially in any traffic condition and really watch for the pedestrians - those are the most vulnerable.
Carl

Honolulu, HI

#22 Dec 12, 2008
What the heck is wrong with this State?? It's like it JUST started raining a lot in Hawaii.

C'MON!! How BROKEN can a government be that can't even control floodwaters??

Hawaii is so corrupt and stupid it drowns every time it rains hard.

Shameful incompetence.
Keaniani

Kaneohe, HI

#24 Dec 12, 2008
kapaa wrote:
can you imagine if something really serious hit the islands, typical ill prepared and whiny residents and city and state crews that cruise all year and then put in for overtime for jobs that could have been prevented with a little common sense.
If something serious hits the islands, you'd better hope that us "whiny residents" have been giving those crews a piece of our mind. If we don't get them to clean tree branches, shopping carts, car batteries and general rubbish from the streams around here, guaranteed we're gonna have flooding and backed up sewers.

Sometimes I think we should wipe the whole slate clean. Keep essential government services only and let the rest go. For instance, let my kids and their teachers go to their classrooms. Keep the school janitor, the lunch staff and someone to answer phones and open mail in the office. Everyone else can go look for a new job in the real world.

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