April 2018 Floods Archives
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April 2018 Floods


Kauai to receive $100M for flood repair projects

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 11:02 pm
As parts of Kauai continue to rebuild from last month’s record rain and flooding, county officials estimate they will need an initial $31.2 million for 90 road, bridge and park repair projects. Read More

Kauai to receive initial $25 million due to April rain and floods

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Kauai will receive an initial $25 million to help recover from last month’s record rainfall and flooding after Gov. David Ige and Mayor Bernard Carvalho signed a letter of agreement. Read More

Emotional impacts from flood, lava disasters require community care

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:09 am
The recent Kauai flooding and Big Island volcanic activity are affecting families not only in terms of their housing and property needs, but also through lingering emotional reactions for all ages. Read More

State calls for residents to report flood damage

Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 1:00 am
State and city officials urged renters and homeowners who sustained flood damage to their homes in the mid-April deluge to report it by today to their respective county emergency management agencies. Read More

Salvation Army coordinates relief efforts

Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 11:55 pm
The Salvation Army is coordinating relief efforts at shelters in Pahoa and Keaau through a central distribution center. Read More

Ige signs bill providing $125M to flood recovery

Updated on  May 10, 2018 at 5:04 pm
Gov. David Ige has signed a bill setting aside $125 million for flood recovery efforts on Kauai and Oahu. Read More

Comedian Jo Koy asks fans to help Hawaii flood, volcano victims

Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 10:01 am
Stand-up comedian Jo Koy posted a pitch for fans to make donations to help island residents suffering from both last month’s damaging floods on Kauai and the current Kilauea volcano eruption on the Hawaii island via his Instagram account. Read More

Trump approves disaster declaration due to floods

Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 11:24 pm
President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the April flooding that triggered nearly $20 million in damage and destroyed or partially damaged more than 530 homes on Kauai and Oahu, it was announced Tuesday. Read More

Trump signs disaster declaration for Oahu and Kauai flooding

Updated on  May 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm
The approval paves the way for assistance with emergency work and the repair and replacement of disaster-damaged public facilities in Honolulu and on Kauai. Read More

Access to damaged stretch of Kuhio Highway expanded

With the resumption of two-lane traffic along the Waikoko-to-Wainiha stretch of Kuhio Highway still three to four months away, state Department of Transportation and Kauai County officials announced Saturday they are expanding access to the highway for residents of Wainiha and Haena. Read More
Updated on  May 6, 2018 at 1:30 am

GoFundMe drives seek to help out Kauai flood victims

Updated on  May 5, 2018 at 10:42 pm
A preschool on Kauai’s North Shore that has been serving families for 40 years was severely damaged by the mid-April floods but is finding hope through its online GoFundMe campaign. Read More

Safety concerns close Hanalei Beach Park

The Kauai Emergency Management Agency says it is unsafe for residents and visitors to enter from the popular Hanalei Pier area to the river mouth. Read More

Governor says he’s hopeful for federal disaster declaration

Updated on  May 2, 2018 at 11:23 pm
Damage to public property alone from last month’s flooding and landslides adds up to more than $19.7 million, and 532 homes on Oahu and Kauai were affected — 115 of them left with major damage or destroyed. Read More

Health officials warn of stinky beaches on Kauai

Updated on  April 29, 2018 at 12:06 pm
Beaches and other areas on Kauai that smell like sewage may be showing signs of contamination, according to Hawaii health officials. Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority funds shuttle for stranded victims of Kauai floods

Updated on  April 27, 2018 at 11:11 pm
There aren’t any tourists at Hanalei Colony Resort, but the property has put its guest shuttle to use transporting those stranded by the Kauai floods. Read More

Property tax breaks for flood victims advance

Updated on  April 27, 2018 at 11:10 pm
Bills giving tax breaks to Oahu residents and farmers whose properties were damaged by flooding earlier this month will be taken up by the Honolulu City Council Budget Committee on Wednesday. Read More