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Safety concerns close Hanalei Beach Park

The Kauai Emergency Management Agency says it is unsafe for residents and visitors to enter from the popular Hanalei Pier area to the river mouth. Read more

Governor says he’s hopeful for federal disaster declaration

Damage to public property alone from last month’s flooding and landslides adds up to more than $19.7 million, and 532 homes on Oahu and Kauai were affected — 115 of them left with major damage or destroyed. Read more

Property tax breaks for flood victims advance

Bills giving tax breaks to Oahu residents and farmers whose properties were damaged by flooding earlier this month will be taken up by the Honolulu City Council Budget Committee on Wednesday. Read more

Key disaster aid and tax break depend on U.S. declaration

Question: I have a question about the recent flooding on Oahu and Kauai. Has FEMA declared a federal disaster in these areas? Getting the declaration is important for anyone who suffered uninsured losses … because of changes in the federal tax code. Read more

First Oahu flood victim help center opens

Oahu residents who suffered property losses from flash floods April 13 had their first opportunity at one-stop relief assistance shopping Monday. Read more

Recovery efforts and funding continue to flow on Kauai

As electrical power and drinking water were restored to all of Kauai’s North Shore residents, locally led recovery efforts are continuing to help friends and neighbors get back on their feet after last weekend’s devastating flooding. Read more

State budget set for final passage

House and Senate lawmakers rushed to wrap up the state budget negotiations Friday, reaching agreement on a new deal that authorizes nearly $14.44 billion in state spending on operations in the year that begins July 1, and clears the way for more funding for disaster relief to help the recovery from flooding on Oahu and Kauai. Read more

FEMA boss tours Kauai as cleanup efforts continue

Kauai was visited by a Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Friday — and thankfully not the heavy rain that was forecast — as immense recovery efforts continue for much of the island’s north shore after devastating floods that hit Sunday. Read more

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