Lifeguard Cameron Layer stands guard at Ho’okipa Beach Park, early this morning.
A six-foot piece of ply board debris on Paia Bay beach. No other notable debris or damage. Highest tide line very near Paia Youth Center.
#HITsunami floodwater near Puunene and Kaahumanu Ave. intersection. Kamehameha Ave. closed to makai-bound traffic. These saltwater pools are strangely clear, as compared to puddles after a rainstorm. As I traipsed through the muddy debris for photos, a police officer helping direct traffic said to me, “Today is a special day.” Standing residual water up to five inches deep, in places.
This car appears to have been parked in the flood zone during the tsunami. The mud on the tires indicates how high the water level may have been.
Arrow indicates how far inland these photos were taken (approximately 1/3 mile).
A pile of debris shoveled by Aloha Shell (corner of Puunene and Kamehameha Ave.) employees early this morning. Aloha Shell owner L. Hanada said they were able to watch the tsunami flood waters fill the streets surrounding their business on their surveillance cameras.
Road closure signs along Hana Hwy. near Dairy Rd. intersection.
Unrelated (but still a cool pic), a massive fire rescue vehicle departs Paia’s “Stable” beach early this morning after responding to a car fire.
Upwards of 100 yellow Roberts Hawaii school buses, Maui Buses and VIP Food Service trucks parked at War Memorial Stadium’s parking lot to avoid #HITsunami. Also, a number of State vehicles were parked at the base of Haleakala Hwy., at the Hana Hwy. intersection, to avoid damage.