KHON2 – Discussion on Flooding on the Wai`anae Coast

Discussion Underway to Fix Flooding Issues on the Wai`anae Coast
By Brianne Randle KHON2 on 9.29.11:

When it rains it pours on the Waianae coast and that’s not just a cliché saying. During the rainy season heavy downpours can be deadly and cause severe damage.

“There was a victim that almost drowned, there were victims on Paakea road who were trapped in heir homes for days,” says Senator Maile Shimabukuro, (D) Waianae, Makaha, Makua.

In January of this year, a flash flood on Puhawai Road in Waianae nearly took the lives of two people. That same flash flood wrecked havoc on Farrington Highway and caused a landslide that covered every inch of a family’s 3 bedroom home. Disasters that Waianae residents, like Monique Deocampo say have been happening for decades.

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