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The islands’ cane crop will never return to the production levels of plantation days, but it’s essential for these local businesses.
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.
UPDATED: Officials expect to reopen one lane for emergency access on the damaged Kuhio Highway by May 7.
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.
The opioid crisis is growing on Kauai, county officials believe.
The social media mogul’s neighbors aren’t happy with his new island estate or, for that matter, Facebook in general.