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City officials consider issuing disaster declaration

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Wearing masks to avoid inhaling mildew, volunteers cleaned and packed dishes at the Calvary by the Sea Montessori School, which was inundated Friday by floodwaters.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.CO

    Jennifer Jones’ rental home is going to be gutted after it flooded. Jones said her renter’s insurance does not cover property damaged by flooding.

While Oahu did not sustain the type of damage from the weekend’s rains as Kauai did, city officials are trying to determine whether the financial loss to government facilities in East Honolulu and Windward Oahu are great enough for a disaster declaration, city Managing Director Roy Amemiya said Monday. Read more

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