Heavy rainfall late Monday afternoon sent floodwaters down open land, across the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. and channeled it into Hapuna Beach Park. On the south side the picnic area was devastated. An area that was a flat picnic area with asphalt and concrete walkways has been turned into a mini Grand Canyon with sheer walls of sand showing how deep the flood cut into the land.
On the north end of the beach park what was a long stretch of beach is now broken by an inlet to the ocean. Floodwaters ravaged the beach creating the cove fronting the Hapuna Prince Beach Hotel. Offshore the ocean contained trees, debris and brown mud churned by the surf. The beach was closed to the public due to the debris in the water.