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Kauai: Rum Distilleries Keep Hawaii’s Sugar Industry Alive Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Rum Distilleries Keep Hawaii’s Sugar Industry Alive

The islands’ cane crop will never return to the production levels of plantation days, but it’s essential for these local businesses.

Floods Have Left Behind ‘A Different World’ On Kauai’s North Shore Matt Feeser/Civil Beat

Floods Have Left Behind ‘A Different World’ On Kauai’s North Shore

The storm’s toll in Hanalei and more remote areas includes destroyed homes, lost jobs and vanished tourist dollars.

Check Out These Before-And-After Photos Of The Kauai Flood Google

Check Out These Before-And-After Photos Of The Kauai Flood

Take a look at the first Google satellite imagery capturing the extent of the flooding, road damage and altered beachscapes.

Lifeline To Kauai’s North Shore Must Be Rebuilt Now, Relocated Later DLNR

Lifeline To Kauai’s North Shore Must Be Rebuilt Now, Relocated Later

UPDATED: Officials expect to reopen one lane for emergency access on the damaged Kuhio Highway by May 7.

Reality Sets In For Kauai’s Flooded-Out Residents Courtesy of Courtney McLaughlin

Reality Sets In For Kauai’s Flooded-Out Residents

“It’s so surreal that everything that we had is now just part of the land,” said an Anahola resident surveying her ruined homestead.

Kauai: Record Storm Drives Tourists Out But Hanalei Residents Dig In Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kauai: Record Storm Drives Tourists Out But Hanalei Residents Dig In

Construction crews arrive in force and businesses and homeowners clean up,  but residents are keeping a wary eye on weather reports.

Firsthand Accounts Of Kauai North Shore Flooding Devastation Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Firsthand Accounts Of Kauai North Shore Flooding Devastation

Civil Beat photographer Anthony Quintano spent Monday on the sea and on land with volunteer rescue workers and flood victims.

Kauai: The Path To Recovery In Hanalei Will Be A Long One Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kauai: The Path To Recovery In Hanalei Will Be A Long One

UPDATED: After the record-setting storm, which dumped 28 inches of rain in 24 hours, “the lay of the land is totally different.”

Kauai Storm: 28 Inches Of Rain Brings Landslides, Floods And Wrecked Homes Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kauai Storm: 28 Inches Of Rain Brings Landslides, Floods And Wrecked Homes

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.

Kauai: County Will Sue Big Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis Kauai County

Kauai: County Will Sue Big Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis is growing on Kauai, county officials believe.

Kauai: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Has Few Friends On This Hawaiian Island Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Has Few Friends On This Hawaiian Island

The social media mogul’s neighbors aren’t happy with his new island estate or, for that matter, Facebook in general.

Kauai: The Death Spiral Of A Local Shopping Mall Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: The Death Spiral Of A Local Shopping Mall

Kukui Grove Shopping Center on Kauai is not alone in its demise, but its fadeout is still a community loss.

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