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Honolulu officials supplying roll-off dumpsters in East Honolulu to aid flood recovery

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Some state lawmakers are urging Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to issue an emergency proclamation after Friday night's storm damaged Windward and East Oahu.

City officials say they are in the process of gathering information to assess the amount of damage.

If damage estimates are more than the $3.5 million threshold, the city says it will declare an emergency declaration.

Officials say from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday, Niu Valley received 5.6 inches of rain.

Waimanalo received five inches of rain while Olomana saw 4.7 inches of rain.

As for trash and debris, the city will place two large roll-off dumpsters in East Honolulu for residents to drop off storm-damaged items starting Tuesday.

The two locations are the Hawaii Kai Park and Ride Facility and Kawaikui Beach Park, located at the bottom of Hawaii Loa Ridge.

Residents will only be able to drop off items damaged from last weekend's storm. 

The bins will be removed and replaced each morning through Friday.  

Items not accepted include hazardous materials, major appliances, regular trash or any non-storm related debris.

As a reminder, normal bulky item pickup for the Aina Hina area begins Monday, April 23 and normal bulky item pickup for area from Niu Valley to Hawaii Kai begins on Wednesday, April 25. 

The Department of Environmental Services will be surveying the storm-affected areas and will provide targeted additional bulky item pickup for areas with significant storm debris.  

Residents in storm-damaged areas will not be cited for early set out of bulky materials.

Homeowners who were affected by the severe flooding should document their damages and contact their insurance company.

The City must provide the state with the damage cost through a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA).  

Assistance from FEMA can be requested if the disaster damage meets the threshold.  

Information for those filing flood damage claims is available at ready.hawaii.gov:
 
Click here for Flood Damage Claims FAQ
 
Repairing Your Flooded Home


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