Here's a photo from the Honolulu Advertiser of some people being rescued by firemen when the flood waters overwhelmed them.
Some schools had to close because of the flash floods and torrential rains on Oahu. We had a bit of flooding in the backyard but not enough to worry about. It's rather nice that we live on a hill so the water tends to flow down. However, many families on the island were flooded out and some lost everything in their homes.
It was strange to hear of school closings because of rain in December. I'm so used to school closings only when the temperatures were well below freezing or there was a snowstorm in Illinois.
Still, it was surprising to hear of so many people getting flooded out. My cousin called to say that my aunt had lost power. I wanted them to come and stay with us but that would mean going out in the rain in heavy traffic. I hope they're OK...