Emergency work authorized for boulders above Kula Kolea Place | News
HONOLULU, HI (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources has been authorized to proceed with emergency work to help stabilize several boulders on the hillside above Kula Kolea Place in Kalihi.
On April 12, several properties were damaged when boulders fells and crashed into homes. An investigation revealed that the boulders fell from property owned by the Church of Christ of The Redeemed of the Lord.
During an emergency meeting Friday, the Board of Land and Natural Resources gave DLNR the ok to proceed with emergency rockfall mitigation work, saying they want to avoid a potentially hazardous situation.
"We will start work as quickly as possible, and will be notifying residents before work commences," said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR Chairperson.
DLNR plans on utilizing helicopters to assist in flying rocks and other materials from the hillside. Nearby residents may be asked to temporarily evacuate the area during work hours as a safety precaution.
Once an agreement with area landowners is finalized, hopefully by next week, the emergency work can begin. The project is slated to cost approximately $150,000.
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