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Recovery slow for Maui flood victims

Timothy Hurley
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Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, in middle of photo at left, talked with Stephen Higa last week when government officials went to Maui to assess the situation.

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The Higas used fans, above, in an attempt to dry a room inside their home.

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A high-water mark was left behind on the walls of the Higa home.

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Wayne Wong said his home, above, will need about $250,000 to be repaired from flood damage.

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ANNA KIM / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Stephen and Lisa Higa have severe flood damage to their home, which sits near the Wailuku River on Maui. Lisa Higa was pulling into her driveway on Sept. 13 when the van she was driving was nearly swept away by the floodwater. Her children and mother were rescued from the roof of their house by Maui fire personnel.