HONOLULU (KHON2) — Heavy rainfall and flash flooding across the islands left several homes on Maui with extensive damage on Monday and Tuesday. Entire homes and properties were gone in minutes. For the Alexander family, they say they lost everything.

Fortunately, the family, including their dog Legend, made it out safely. Legend was in a kennel at the time, but managed to get out and swam to a nearby roof amid the chaos.

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The homeowner says he was informed that his homeowners insurance wouldn’t cover any of the damage done to his property, since he didn’t have flood insurance at the time.

Part of the devastation of seeing your own property get completely washed away, is knowing all the memories that were created there. The owner says he wishes he could have saved some old family photos.

Sean Alexander gave a statement to KHON2 on Wednesday, March 10, that stated:

“On behalf on the Alexander Ohana, words can’t begin to describe how thankful we are and how much love we feel from everyone. The support is so amazing! Whether it be by dropping off food, clothes, people volunteering with the clean up, or monetary donations…we are just completely overwhelmed with all support we’ve been receiving. We would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the constant love and support through all of this!

We love you all,

The Alexander’s!!”

Shawn Alexander

To help the family during this hard time, visit their GoFundMe page here.