More and more respond to need for help on North Shore

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Red Cross volunteer Mike Kato, left, gets help from Heidi Aceret and Mariann Tabuchi in removing items used when the Hanalei School cafeteria served as a Red Cross shelter Thursday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ashley Guerrero, director for Aloha School, gets a photo of U.S. Coast Guard Station Kauai volunteers Benjamin Gardner and Forrest Herring in stripping floors at the school following the flooding in Hanalei.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Discarded furniture from Aloha School awaits pick up while a temporary refuse disposal area in Waioli Park is busy with people cleaning up following the flooding in Hanalei Thursday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Matthew Steinke joins U.S. Coast Guard Station Kauai volunteers John Christensen, Richard Flynn and Stephen Meier in cleaning the play area of Aloha School Thursday in Hanalei.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mariann Tabuchi of the state Department of Education Kauai district office helps set up supplies for families of Hanalei School children Thursday in anticipation of the school re-opening after the flooding in Hanalei.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A helicopter passes low over Hanalei School, which is still closed from the flooding.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Charlie Elsasser is dwarfed by the Waioli Hui‘ia Church in Hanalei Thursday as he uses a power washer to clean the sidewalk of mud.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    “Zonta is about service,” said Carroll Gerow of the Zonta Club of Hanalei, who was helping clean the Waioli Hui‘ia Church Thursday in Hanalei.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Hannah Gardner emerges from a row of pews as she hand-scrubs the floor of the Waioli Hui‘ia Church in Hanalei Thursday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Carolyn Lauro, foreground, is among the volunteers cleaning the Waioli Hui‘ia Church in Hanalei Thursday as she applies furniture oil to the pews of the historic church.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Nathaniel Wong unloads water-soaked items to bulky item pickup roll-offs at Waioli Park Thursday in Hanalei.

HANALEI — “The water came up really high,” said Hanalei School Principal Tahara‘a Stein. “The Red Cross people were worried the water was going into the cafeteria. At that point there were 61 people housed there as a Red Cross shelter.”

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