Jesse Broder Van Dyke, spokesman for Mayor Kirk Caldwell, said the results from the first round of testing won’t be released until Wednesday, when an announcement will be made about reopening the beaches.
Scott Murakawa of the Department of Heath takes a water sample at Ala Moana Beach.
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Kahikina said Monday’s sewage spill could have been prevented: Because of a breakdown in communication between her department and the Honolulu Department of Design and Construction, a needed part hadn’t been installed at one of the two Ala Moana pump stations, rendering it inoperable.
National Weather Service forecasters say more heavy rain is likely for Hawaii throughout most of the week.
“A very moist and unstable air mass remains over Hawaii. This tropical moisture interacting with island terrain will produce localized … intense … and slow moving heavy rains that may lead to flash flooding,” the NWS said.
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