Public agencies and private organizations devised massive relief efforts, but “they knew a lot less about living rough than we did,” said one evacuee.
A facility that plans to burn 30 truckloads of eucalyptus logs daily requires massive amounts of water for cooling.
Pointing to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Jen Ruggles says functioning as a County Council member may violate U.S. and international laws.
No reports of wind damage, but the deluge is wreaking havoc on Hawaii County.
UPDATED: The drenching closes some roads and causes landslides, but strong winds had been reported as of 6:30 p.m.
The 20-year-old woman from Illinois suffered a broken thigh bone and pelvis, as well as several other injuries.
Updated:Hawaii County police said Brian Lee Smith called them from a pay phone Thursday night to turn himself in.
The departure leaves two newcomers who emphasize agriculture and sustainability facing off for the seat.