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Hawaii real estate community rallies around victims of disastrous flooding

Hawaii Life broker-owner Matt Beall would be the first to say floods in Hawaii are nothing new. His company prepares for everything from tsunamis and terrorists attacks to North Korean missile launches and economic recessions. But after extremely heavy ...

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Hawaii Life broker-owner Matt Beall and his leadership team try to prepare for everything from tsunamis and terrorists attacks to North Korean missile launches and economic recessions. But after extremely heavy rainfall from a storm of close to 28 inches last weekend on the island of Kauai, the North Shore community there was bowing under pressure to cope with mudslides, road closures, landslides and flooding

The deluge damaged or flooded dozens of homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Credit: Matt Beall/Hawaii Life Since Monday, 340 people have been air lifted to safety by emergency crews, according to The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Life, headquartered in Princeville, Hanalei, which sits on cliffs above the bay on Kauai’s North Shore, is in the thick of it

On his company blog, Beall laid out the dire situation and reported, “We are assisting with local efforts to provide aid and support to visitors and residents of our Kaua’i community, as well as to those affected in East O‘ahu by recent flooding and storm damage.” The independent brokerage had quickly gone into fundraising mode

“We are immediately redirecting money from the Hawai’i Life Charitable Fund to support the efforts of a number of non-profit organizations,” Beall wrote on the blog.Want success in real estate? Become ferociously intentional about THIS one thingTom Ferry reveals where to laser focus your efforts to achieve the success you desire READ MORE Speaking to Inman on Wednesday, Beall estimated that around $65,000 had been raised so far

The funding is being directed to the Kauai Red Cross and others, and he was looking for areas of need in the community. “There is a whole recoup issue — kids are out of school and displaced, some suffering from PTSD,” he said. It is an emotional time

Beall said he had employees who had lost their homes in Hanalei. “The entire town was flooded — 4 feet of water, and you are done,” he said

“It’s one of the most beautiful parts of the world.” The iconic film South Pacific was filmed at Lumahai Beach near the town of Hanalei, where Beall said is somewhere “everyone wants to go.” Local organizations and observers have posted harrowing images of the flooding to social media as well, showing its extent: Aerial footage shows extent of severe flooding on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, prompting a US Coast Guard response after heavy thunderstorms over the weekend — ABC News (@ABC) April 16, 2018 #deluge #hanalei #2018kauaiflood thoughts go out there to all those in hanalei and beyond

I have a bedroom available if anybody needs a room. A post shared by Eric Bronstein (@the.cosmological.constant) on Apr 15, 2018 at 10:21am PDT Kauai #hitraffic update: HDOT crews are working to clear Kuhio Hwy

There are a lot of areas to work on

Continue to monitor conditions — Hawaii DOT (@DOTHawaii) April 15, 2018 Unfortunately weather forecasts call for more rain Thursday and the entire state will be on flood watch alert until at least Friday afternoon, according to Kauai Mayor, Bernard Carvalho Jr.’s office. A press release from his office said the Lumahai end of the island had suffered six larger landslides and six smaller landslides and thousands of pounds of mud, trees and debris would have to be cleared from the roadway to allow passage by vehicle. Email Gill South Article image credited to Focqus, LLC Email Sharing: Share on social: Share witha quick email: Share via email From: To: Subject: Interesting article: Body: I found this article and thought you... You successfully shared the article. Close TRENDING Police arrest man in death of real estate sales rep at model home by Veronika Bondarenko | Dec 7 Not another holiday card: 5 fun ways to market this season by Martin Orefice | Dec 9 ‘Disenchanted, shocked’ agents leave Pacific Union after Compass acquisition by Patrick Kearns | Dec 6 Sponsored Content Working with partners to develop and implement your Facebook strategy Brand Story by Keith Watts The powerful listing tools you need to ace out the competition by Bernice Ross | Dec 10 Opinion Want to be successful in a changing market? Master this skill by Adam Hergenrother | Dec 8 EXp Realty taps Keller Williams Realty vet to lead US growth by Teke Wiggin | Dec 7 Show Comments Hide Comments Comments Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments Sign me up Success! Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines. Subscribe to Inman Select Access to all Inman content, discounted Connect tickets, exclusive videos and more Subscribe Today > Read Next The social causes real estate leaders should rally behind by Jotham ​Sederstrom | Mar 9 Engel & Völkers opens in Hawaii with new franchise partner by Gill South | Jan 23 How agents can bring relief in the natural disaster recovery process by Ray Brousseau | Dec 8 How can real estate better prepare for natural disasters? by Gill South | Nov 1 More In Agent Opinion Dear Marketing Mastermind: As prices soften, how can I make my listings stand out? by Christy Murdock Edgar | Dec 11 Millennials’ unconventional credit habits may change scoring models by Lew Sichelman | Dec 11 The essential guide to iBuyers by Jim Dalrymple II | Dec 10 5 signs your buyers will score big in a tight market by Jesse Shafer AND Greg McHale | Dec 10 Back to top Inman About Contact Support Advertise Sponsor Connect Careers Code of Conduct Privacy Terms of Use Products Select The Wrap Essential Guides Connect Video Inman Pro Community Facebook Groups Coast to Coast Agent to Agent Broker to Broker Vendor to Vendor Contributor submissions Image submissions Awards Inman 101 Inman Innovators Inman Influencers
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