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Feelings sinking on Kauai’s weary north shore

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Workers and heavy construction equipment April 19 worked to clear mud and debris from Kuhio Highway, which leads to Wainiha, as it was blocked by landslides and not passable up ahead. Nearly 50 inches of rain fell in the area April 15-16.

  • JAMM AQUINO / APRIL 18

    “Every day you never know whether you’re the person whose emotions catch up to you,” said Laura Richards, general manager of Hanalei Colony Surf.

Now that food and fuel are arriving, the emotions of the last two weeks are catching up to people in the isolated Kauai communities of Wainiha and Haena, where an unknown number of homes were destroyed in unprecedented flooding last month. Read more

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