Wednesday, December 31, 2008

KHNL8 - West Oahu Residents Still Fear Flooding

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West Oahu residents still fear flooding, asking for debris cleanup
Posted: Dec 29, 2008 09:54 PM
Updated: Dec 29, 2008 09:55 PM
By Paul Drewes

MAKAHA (KHNL) - The waters have receded, but fears of more flooding are still high for residents in West Oahu. They were swamped with stormwater after streams and rivers backedup and overflowed their banks. . . . State representative Maile Shimabukuro (D-Waianae, Makaha) asserted, "This jam has been here ever since December 11's heavy rains, that caused this massive flooding." Representative Shimabukuro is not only among the residents calling for the city or state to clean the drains of trash and debris, she is also considering legislation next year to prohibit some industrial activities on agricultural land, and stiffer penalties for those who dump rubbish and materials in island streams.

Flood victims still needing assistance should call the city's assistance hotline at (808) 723-8944 or 723-8957.

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