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Community fears reopening Kuhio Highway will create flood of tourists

  • Video by Cindy Ellen Russell and Allison Schaefers / crussell@staradvertiser.com and aschaefers@staradvertiser.com

    Torrential rains flooded Kauai last April, causing massive flooding and landslides. A year later, some Kauai residents are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ann Marie Andreasen manned the counter of the Wainiha GeneralStore as Steve Ng, Hanalei Colony Resort operations manager, waved to a neighbor last month.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Crews worked on the Waioli Stream Bridge, which has been closed for repairs since the April 2018 floods.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    View of the Napali Coast from Ha’ena State Park. The park has been closed to the public since the floods of April 2018.

Cyndy Johnson still has vivid memories of the fierce rain bombs that dropped from the sky. Read more

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