Following extremely heavy rain, lightning and thunder that raged Saturday night it’s safe to say daily life in the small, peaceful town of Wainiha soon took an unexpected turn. People living in the area say this flooding event could possibly be the worst in the last 30 years or possibly ever. Having lived in the North Shore for most of my life and being from Hanalei originally, I am simply stunned by the storm and the events that have unfolded as a result of it.
The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 2.1 percent, the same for the sixth consecutive month. Kauai’s jobless rate for March was 1.8 percent, the lowest in the state and the same as February. In March 2017 Kauai’s jobless rate was 2.6 percent.