Hanalei School opens, community helped after the flood

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Hanalei School reopened Monday after floodwaters affected the portable classrooms, and they had to be cleaned. Caution tape still surrounds the outdoor areas until they spend a few days in the sunshine to dry out and kill any lingering bacteria.

HANALEI — Backpacks lined the edges of classrooms at Hanalei School once again on Monday as the Department of Education welcomed kids back to class after record-breaking rains caused flooding throughout Hanalei.