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Overtopping dam spurs evacuation in Maui’s Haiku area

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                A home on Hahana Road in Peahi was flooded and moved a few feet off its foundation Monday after the overtopping of Kaupakalua Dam.

    BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    A home on Hahana Road in Peahi was flooded and moved a few feet off its foundation Monday after the overtopping of Kaupakalua Dam.

  • BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                A rain gauge in the Haiku area recorded 13.81 inches of rain between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. Above, about 100 cars waited on Peahi Road as police set up a roadblock.

    BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    A rain gauge in the Haiku area recorded 13.81 inches of rain between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. Above, about 100 cars waited on Peahi Road as police set up a roadblock.

Nearly 14 inches of rain Monday led to the overtopping of the Kaupakalua Reservoir and Dam, forcing the evacuation of some 150 downstream homes. Read more

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