Ka Ua Me Ka Makani, A Me Na Waikahe / The Rain, Wind, and Floods

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Ka Ua Me Ka Makani, A Me Na Waikahe / The Rain, Wind, and Floods

This has been the third flood that destroyed the bridges here in Honolulu. The bridge at Kaumakapili was carried away again during one of the recent rainy nights. This is the third time it has been swept away by water in recent months. One side of the large bridge over the Nuʻuanu river, near Kalapaʻula, was also destroyed. More tax dollars for the bridges are necessary to quickly restore them.

A Hoʻolua wind has been blowing strongly these past weeks, throughout these eight seas, causing large waves to roll onto shore. The Liholiho is stuck in Hilo, and has been unable to leave for two weeks.

The house of P. J. Palea was destroyed by fire in Hanamāʻulu, Kauaʻi, on the 4th day of this past February, according to W. D. Kolia. 

 

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Ka Hae Hawaii, March 2, 1859
, Book: 3, Number: 48, Page: 190