Hanalei after the 2018 flood
The iconic Hawaiian town of Hanalei prevails through sun, storm and sweeping weather systems. Almost one year after the 2018 floods, Hanalei thrives as the heartbeat of Kauai’s North Shore. Pulsing to a relaxed rhythm of tropical splendor, this quaint town has barely skipped a beat.
In April of 2018 the North Shore of Kauai was dramatically affected by torrential downpours and flash floods. The intimate geography of Hanalei Valley proved as a bottleneck for nature’s power. In some cases, infrastructure buckled under nature’s pressure. Landslides covered roads. Water penetrated homes. Hanalei Bay swallowed debris. Yet, under the pressure of natural disaster, the Hanalei and greater community banned together. Despite the devastation, a strong sense of mana, ohana and aloha stood as the foundation upon which Hanalei has been rebuilt.