Waiting for the storm

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Walmart store is still open, although storm preparations have the front entrance boarded up except for the doors Thursday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kauai Police Department Sgt. Barry DeBlake hands Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of the Kukui Grove Center management team a resource sheet for homeless people Thursday as KPD conducted an island-wide homeless sweep to ensure the homeless have a place to go during the storm.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Construction workers work on boarding up Kay Jewelers Thursday at Kukui Grove Center ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Lane.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Gordon Higa and Kaimana Tomacder prepare lumber for boarding up Kay Jewelers Thursday at Kukui Grove Center.

LIHUE — Kauai Police Department Sgt. Barry DeBlake was conducting a homeless sweep Thursday at Kukui Grove Center — not to arrest anyone, but to help them.

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