Clogged Stream Sends Flood Waters to Maui Meadows Home

July 29, 2013, 10:52 PM HST · Updated July 30, 8:19 AM
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Akala flooding image courtesy Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety.

Akala flooding image courtesy Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety.

By Wendy Osher

Three feet of storm water from a clogged stream posed a flood hazard for a home located at the Maui Meadows subdivision in South Maui on Monday evening, officials said.

“The build up of green waste in the stream bed, caused the stream to clog and divert from its normal path,” said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

According to Mainaga, neighbors of the home were able to divert flood waters away from the residence at 3456 ʻĀkala Drive, before the water had a chance to cause damage.

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The incident was reported at 6:57 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013.

Water was reportedly flowing at 3 feet, but gradually subsided near the roadway to about 6-8 inches, officials said.

Authorities say Public Works crews responded with heavy equipment to clean up the green waste.

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