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April 2018 Floods


Kauai students from flood areas will start school year at temporary campus

Close to 30 students who live in areas of Kauai’s north shore still recovering from mid-April flooding will start the school year next week just as they ended the last one: in temporary classrooms at the Hanalei Colony Resort. Read More

Fire hits Kauai resort already devastated by flooding

Hanalei Colony Resort has seen fire and rain in recent months. Read More

Kauai mayor considers lifting ban on north shore vacation rentals

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. is considering lifting a ban on legal transient vacation units on Kauai’s flood-­ravaged north shore if the owners agree to house some of the 15 families displaced when their homes were destroyed by severe flooding and landslides in mid-April. Read More

$500K grant to employ flood clean-up workers on Kauai and Oahu

The federal government has awarded $500,000 in grant funding to the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to employ about 200 dislocated workers, according to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz. Read More

Trump OKs federal aid for Oahu and Kauai victims of April floods

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open “Disaster Recovery Centers” on both islands to connect people to federal resources. Read More

East Oahu food pantry to reopen after flooding

The Angel Network Charities food pantry — the Hawaii Foodbank’s largest food distributing agency in East Oahu, feeding over 2,500 people a month — reopens Thursday following flood damage. Read More

Dramatic lava eruption draws attention from flood-ravaged Kauai

It was just April when record-setting rainfall brought devastation to parts of the Garden Isle. Read More

Kauai to receive $100M for flood repair projects

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

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

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

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

The Salvation Army is coordinating relief efforts at shelters in Pahoa and Keaau through a central distribution center. Read More

Feds declare agricultural disaster for Kauai after April floods

The designation opens the door to federal disaster assistance to help farmers get back in production. Read More

Ige signs bill providing $125M to flood recovery

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

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

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

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

GoFundMe drives seek to help out Kauai flood victims

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


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