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Last weekend the North Shore of Kaua‘i, (specifically Hanalei, Wainiha, and Hā‘ena), received over 28 inches of rain in 24 hours. Flood waters rose to 4-6 feet in some places. Many roads and homes were flooded and washed out. The community in Wainiha and Hā‘ena is cut off because of multiple landslides. Despite this terrible devastation, the community here mobilized to help each other recover. The National Guard and Coast Guard were deployed as soon as Mayor Carvahlo and Governor Ige declared a State of Emergency.

Fortunately, damage to our office was minimal compared to others in Hanalei. All weekend long, and as soon as the road to Hanalei reopened, our own team members immediately sprung into action to help. Parts of Weke Road near the Hanalei Pier had extensive damage and several homes were destroyed. The beautiful home of our client that so graciously hosted our webcam was completely destroyed. There is now a river running underneath the house. We feel for their loss and ask for your patience as it will be some time before we can provide webcam access again.

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How You Can Help 

Many people have been displaced and will need to evacuate from Wainiha and Hā‘ena. We are asking our clients that have rentals or empty homes if they would be willing to provide shelter. We join with many others in supporting the following organizations for monetary and supply donations.

Food, Water, Supply Drop Off Sites:

  • Our office, for Kaua‘I Independent Foodbank 5-5088 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei
  • The Tahiti Nui 5-5134 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei

Monetary Donations:

We are so grateful for the many men and women we share our tiny island home with. They wasted no time in responding to do whatever was necessary. Many have acted in their official capacity as Fireman, Police Officers, EMTs, Lifeguards, National Guard, Coast Guard, and other government officials. Local residents have done so because that’s what it means to live here and kōkua the place we call home. They are what truly makes this island a Paradise and we will remain forever grateful for them. Mahalo nui loa!

We Love Hanalei <3

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