1935 - HAIL IN HONOLULU. HEAVY RAIN CONTINUES TO DO DAMAGE ON ISLANDS.
Honolulu, Hawaii, Feb. 28 - A night of terrific rain, accompanied by hail, a rare phenomenon in this tropical city, left six persons dead, six reported missing and a variety of damage on Oahu Island today.
About six inches of rain fell in downtown Honolulu during the late afternoon yesterday and last night. Dowsett Highlands, a residential section overlooking the city, had 14 inches. At the Kamehameha School, 1 1/ 4 miles from the town district the rain gauge registered 17.72 inches.
Some residents, who had never seen hailstones, refused at first to touch them, not knowing whether they were cold or hot.
U. S. Army troops, national guardsmen and citizen volunteers turned out when the skies cleared today and helped police prevent possible looting, repair damage and remove debris.
No estimate of the total damage was available, but Mayor FRED WRIGHT said the damage to city and county property was about $150,000. Crop damage, apparently was comparatively light as there was little wind, the element most feared by sugar cane growers.
March 1, 1935
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