KALIHI VALLEY (HawaiiNewsNow) - No one was hurt when at least five boulders fell from a steep hillside in Kalihi Valley, causing substantial damage to two homes.
The boulders fell at around 9 p.m. Thursday on Kula Kolea Place. Witnesses said they heard a crackling noise, and then the sounds of the boulders as they crashed through homes.
"I was on my computer, with my headphones on when it happened. I just heard the rumbling," said resident John Maemori. "All of a sudden, I felt this big 'woosh' came through, I saw half my house was gone."
Maemori had lived in the house at 2408 Kula Kolea Place all his life.
Honolulu Fire Capt. Terry Seelig said two homes were substantially damaged, while a third home received some minor damage.