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April 2018 Floods

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Kauai mayor considers lifting ban on north shore vacation rentals

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. is considering lifting a ban on legal transient vacation units on Kauai’s flood-­ravaged north shore if the owners agree to house some of the 15 families displaced when their homes were destroyed by severe flooding and landslides in mid-April. Read more

East Oahu food pantry to reopen after flooding

The Angel Network Charities food pantry — the Hawaii Foodbank’s largest food distributing agency in East Oahu, feeding over 2,500 people a month — reopens Thursday following flood damage. Read more

Kauai to receive $100M for flood repair projects

As parts of Kauai continue to rebuild from last month’s record rain and flooding, county officials estimate they will need an initial $31.2 million for 90 road, bridge and park repair projects. Read more

State calls for residents to report flood damage

State and city officials urged renters and homeowners who sustained flood damage to their homes in the mid-April deluge to report it by today to their respective county emergency management agencies. Read more

Trump approves disaster declaration due to floods

President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the April flooding that triggered nearly $20 million in damage and destroyed or partially damaged more than 530 homes on Kauai and Oahu, it was announced Tuesday. Read more

Access to damaged stretch of Kuhio Highway expanded

With the resumption of two-lane traffic along the Waikoko-to-Wainiha stretch of Kuhio Highway still three to four months away, state Department of Transportation and Kauai County officials announced Saturday they are expanding access to the highway for residents of Wainiha and Haena. Read more


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