Taro field borders are barely visible under the flooding in Hanalei Valley. Ohiki Road leading to the Haraguchi Rice Mill and other buildings up the valley is totally submerged.
Bruce Newport Kilauano / Special to The Garden Island
Bruce Newport Kilauano’s colleague’s home in Waimea Valley is surrounded by floodwaters.
Ken Long / Special to The Garden Island
Local boys Tommy Hamai and Owen Wadhwani-Meeks throw their shakas in front of the small boat that was a big help to visitors during the Hanalei River’s rise this week.
HANALEI – As most of the island took shelter from torrential rains on Tuesday, Tommy Hamai and Owen Wadhwani-Meeks spent the afternoon out in the storm, helping shuttle people and supplies across the swollen Hanalei River.