Larry Lindsay navigates cautiously through his backyard in Anahola. It is a snap shot of the destruction across parts of the island, left behind by torrential downpours, severe flooding and heavy runoff.
"You hear a big crack then you hear a big boom. As you can see it just barely missed the house," Lindsey said standing in his yard.
Lindsay said several Albizia trees standing 100 feet tall uprooted and without warning came crashing down, his home barely escaped getting hit. Large boulders washed across his lawn and this afternoon branches barely hung on, threatening to break.
The normally peaceful Anohola stream turned into a rapid river, concerning residents
"It was coming across here like crazy. It wasn't water just creeping up, it was water rushing under here," Lindsay added.
At the Whalers General Store, residents and visitors cut off from the closest supermarket, picked up the essentials, as employees mopped up muddy waters from wet shoes. Residents said they are coping with the inconvenience but are more concerned for the people on the north shore where roads remained closed.
"I heard a lot of landslides and people can't get to their homes and their loved ones because all the road are closing," said Lihue resident Koa Stevens.