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The state’s detailed assessment of damage includes destroyed homes and roads, lost tourism dollars and PTSD among residents.
The storm’s toll in Hanalei and more remote areas includes destroyed homes, lost jobs and vanished tourist dollars.
Take a look at the first Google satellite imagery capturing the extent of the flooding, road damage and altered beachscapes.
A joint conference committee passed the overall budget bill ahead of schedule to fast-track funding for areas hit by flooding.
UPDATED: Officials expect to reopen one lane for emergency access on the damaged Kuhio Highway by May 7.
The rain-laden system was hard to track because it wasn’t large-scale, like a tropical storm. And Hawaii weather is just hard to predict.
UPDATED: They also plan to set aside $25 million to help other parts of the state. Meanwhile, Gov. Ige addresses Oahu damage.
Construction crews arrive in force and businesses and homeowners clean up, but residents are keeping a wary eye on weather reports.
Civil Beat photographer Anthony Quintano spent Monday on the sea and on land with volunteer rescue workers and flood victims.
UPDATED: After the record-setting storm, which dumped 28 inches of rain in 24 hours, “the lay of the land is totally different.”
The storm left Hanalei looking like a “huge lake” and cut off some North Shore communities, prompting Gov. Ige to declare a state of emergency.