May 3rd, 2011 | By | 2,784 Comments

Water Spouts & Flash Floods Slam into Honolulu

May 2, 2011 – Violent weather hit the Ala Moana Harbor causing heavy rain, hail, severe lightning, and dual water-spouts. After hours of this activity, 60,000 Honolulu area residents were left without power, while fire-crews responded to dozens of flooding reports. As far as we know there were no injuries.
dual spouts
These photos were taken by a friend of SWELL as the dual water-spouts enter the Ala Moana Harbor.

If these water-spouts reach land they are considered tornadoes. Notice the airplane in the background. Could you imagine if it was carrying passengers escaping the destruction of tornado alley!? Scary sight.
plane spout

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