Residents Evacuate as Flash Flooding Hits Hawaii's Maui Island

Residents were ordered to evacuate their homes on parts of the island of Maui, Hawaii, on March 8, after heavy rainfall prompted concerns that a dam had been breached.

This footage, by Angelina Hills Ribet, shows heavy rain and flooding.

Authorities ordered residents near Kaupakalua Dam and those near swollen rivers or streams to evacuate or seek higher ground.

“Earlier today, the Kaupakalua Dam in Haiku was thought to have been breached by floodwaters, but after closer inspection, county officials determined there was no structural damage,” Maui County said.

More heavy rainfall was forecast to hit the area on Tuesday, March 9, with “deep moisture … expected to linger over the state through at least Tuesday,” authorities said. Credit: Angelina Hills Ribet via Storyful