The Big Island rainfall totals are putting Lane in the top four rainfall records of rainiest U.S. tropical cyclones on record with Amelia in 1978 receiving 1,219mm, Hiki in 1950 with 1,320mm, and Harvey in 2017 producing a staggering 1,538mm of rain for Texas.
Hawaiian Telcom's Field Operations team has begun conducting damage assessments where it is safe to do so. "People are exhausted of being wet".
"Significant flash flooding" hit multiple areas across the northeast and east-facing slopes of the Big Island, according to the National Weather Service.
There were no deaths from the storm, which had the potential to cause much more destruction.
At the height of the storm rain was so heavy that authorities closed the iconic Waikiki Beach, and hoteliers and store owners piled sandbags outside their businesses.
County Managing Director Wil Okabe estimates about 200 people have reported some kind of damage.
"What we're concerned about is the mould - when it goes into the drywall, the rug, stuff like that", Okabe said. The slow-moving storm caused floods and landslides as it moved west of the islands, back out over the Pacific Ocean. If confirmed, it means Hurricane Lane has broken the state's record for total storm rainfall from a tropical cyclone.
State. Sen Kai Kahele spent the weekend surveying flood damage at an elementary school.
The National Weather Service said Monday that Lane dumped 52.02 inches (132 centimeters) of rain on Mountain View, Hawaii, from Wednesday through Sunday. Six classrooms for preschool, special education and kindergarten students flooded and the smell of mildew was settling in, he said. "Four feet of water in three days overwhelmed even the best infrastructure and the best storm drains and plans".