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Kona low threatens Lahaina nearshore waters

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A floodwater capture system is laid along Front Street in Lahaina. A Kona low is expected to bring rain, which could carry toxic materials out to sea.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A floodwater capture system is laid along Front Street in Lahaina. A Kona low is expected to bring rain, which could carry toxic materials out to sea.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                To handle water from the Kona low weather system, a floodwater capture system is set up along Front Street in Lahaina to prevent toxic material from entering the ocean.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    To handle water from the Kona low weather system, a floodwater capture system is set up along Front Street in Lahaina to prevent toxic material from entering the ocean.

This week’s Kona low storm was anticipated to be the first big rain in Lahaina since the wildfire that destroyed the heart of the historic town and left toxic ash and chemicals at risk of being washed into the ocean. Read more

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