Unity after storm
On the afternoon of March 26, when our island was struck by a severe storm event, some of the worst damage happened in the Hawaiian Homestead community of Pana‘ewa.
We had five homes receiving the brunt of the damage when this dangerous wind storm ripped through the neighborhood, tearing off roofs and twisting fences.
I want to recognize and thank all of our county first responders, our county road crews under the leadership of Neil Azevedo, and the HELCO employees who stepped up and helped our community recover from the storm.
I want to give a very special mahalo to Isemoto Contracting for donating roofing materials, plywood and tarps to assist homeowners in Pana‘ewa.
I would especially like to thank the following Isemoto employees for volunteering their time: Lincoln Kailiawa, Issac Kailiawa, Keone Oskins, Bryson Bangloy, Mark Ishii, Damien Silva, Paul Pankey, Caleb Pankey, Blaine Himalaya, Daniel FernandezKekahu, Shaun Wehrsig, Douglas Eckert, Kalsey Nacis, John Kapuni, Allan Paiva, Tristan Resurreccion, Wesley Cabreros, Kolo Kanaele, Rancy Carreira, Lorin Tamashiro and Thomson Leialoha.
You are amazing members of our community who showed up, put the aloha spirit into action, and served all of us with a reminder that we are one island, one ‘ohana, and that community can always come together in unity.
Sue Lee Loy Hawaii County Council member