Wild­fire

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

had burned 29,800 acres, de­stroyed more than 500 struc­tures and was one of more than 14 blazes cur­rently char­ring north­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

Weather pat­terns through today are ex­pected to pro­duce crit­i­cal fire weather con­di­tions, and there have been at least 11 fa­tal­i­ties as­so­ci­ated with the Tubbs Fire-Pocket Fire com­plex, ac­cord­ing to the Cal Fire in­ci­dent up­date.

Cal Fire con­firmed 11 deaths in the com­plex as a re­sult of the fire, and the death toll had risen to 21 through­out North­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

Blair said it’ll prob­a­bly take a month or so be­fore she heads back to Santa Rosa to take stock of the dam­age, be­cause so many fice way out to the air­port, that’s a 12-mile round trip on my bi­cy­cle just to check my P.O. box,” Coll said.

Daven­port said the best idea she heard dur­ing the meet­ing came from Coun­cilmem­ber JoAnn Yukimura, who suggested form­ing a non­profit Friends of the Post Of­fice group.

“The group could raise the money to buy the build­ing and then rent it back out mu­ni­ties in­cluded parks in Ana­hola, Kapaa, Hana­maulu and Anini.

Start­ing today, the county Depart­ment of Parks & Re­cre­ation has the au­thor­ity to close parks dur­ing night­time and overnight hours due to il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity.

“Af­ter two years of hear­ing about it, it was good to hear that the (home­less) sum­mit has made some moves in the right di­rec­tion, and we’re look­ing for­ward to more,” said Coun­cilmem­ber Ma­son Chock. peo­ple are still dis­placed and the fires are still rag­ing.

At least 20,000 peo­ple are es­ti­mated to be seek­ing shel­ter af­ter evac­u­a­tions, which are on­go­ing through­out much of the north­ern part of the state.

“I don’t know where all these peo­ple are go­ing to be go­ing,” she said. “(My fam­ily), they’re stay­ing with my other daugh­ter. Right now they’re hud­dled to­gether.” to the post of­fice,” Daven­port said.

No de­ci­sion has been made on the re­lo­ca­tion and con­sol­i­da­tion of the Rice Street post of­fice and the car­rier an­nex, and com­ments are be­ing ac­cepted un­til Nov. 10, Shel­ton said.

Send com­ments to: U.S. Postal Ser­vice, Attn: Greg Shel­ton-Li­hue HI, 200 E. Ken­tucky Ave, Den­ver, CO 80209-9950.

Only by co­or­di­nat­ing gov­ern­ment agen­cies, de­vel­op­ing pri­vate-pub­lic part­ner­ships and ap­ply­ing for fed­eral fund­ing can the home­less is­sue be dealt with adequately, of­fi­cials said.

“Liv­ing in Hawaii, the cost of liv­ing is very high, and fam­i­lies are strug­gling,” said Joe Home­less. “Then there’s losers on the street. They don’t care, and those peo­ple are mak­ing us home­less look bad. That’s why we gotta tell them, ‘you know what, tone it down, have re­spect.’”

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