Prolonged rainfall occurred across Hawaii when the remains of what
was once Tropical Storm Paul in the eastern
Pacific interacted with a strong upper level low northwest of Hawaii. While one hour rainfall amounts were not extreme,
the 24 hour rainfall totals and resultant flooding met the once in a 50-100 year event at a number of sites. The state was
declared a disaster area by Governor Cayetano and President Bill Clinton. Flood damage to the Big Island totalled $70
million. Below are the storm total rainfall maps for Paul, using data from Kevin Kodama at the Honolulu National
Weather Service Forecast Office.