All areas of the islands have their specific set of circumstances with today's weather. In Kaimuki, it seemed that the heaviest rain was between 2 and 3 a.m. As late as 5:30 a.m., we thought it was just going to be a rainy, wet day with lots of traffic issues. However, as daylight approached, challenges emerged.
The electricians thought the weather tripped the main breaker, and the school lost electricity to Marian, Primary and Ching Buildings. Of course, the A/C chillers were also impacted.
There was also some flooding of the ground floor of the Administration Building. The Library had the biggest intake of water.
Electricians were called in immediately, and electricity was restored by 10 o'clock; the professional company, helping us with the flooding, was out of the school by about 1 pm.
We apologize for the inconvenience this situation caused your families. Even though, we communicated with you that the school was fully staffed to take care of the students, and we were committed to do so until the end of the day, about 95% of your daughters were picked up during the morning hours.
Bar any other concerns, we will be operational tomorrow. In fact, by noon today, the sky was blue, and it was a beautiful day here on campus.
For students in grades 7-12, B Day schedule will be skipped, and teachers asked me to share that tomorrow will be C Day.
Thank you for your cooperation and concern; we look forward to seeing your daughters tomorrow morning.
Head of School
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