Kauai, HI Dam Failure, Mar 2006
THIRD BODY FOUND AFTER KALOKO DAM BURST.
Kauai, Hawaii - The body of a female was found late Friday in Kilauea Stream. The name of the female victim was not released, but she is believed to be AURORA FEHRING, the only other woman known to be missing since the Kaloko Dam burst at around 5 a.m. on March 14.
The body of ADAM DINGWALL, 30, was recovered in the ocean on Tuesday by rescuers, and CHRISTINA MACNEES,
22, was found yesterday in the Wailapa Stream bed.
Four other people are still missing:
WAYNE ROTSTEIN; TIMOTHY NOONAN; the toddler son of FEHRING and DINGWALL, ROWAN FEHRING-DINGWALL; and the fiancé of MACNEES, DANIEL ARROYO.
The Hawaii Search and Rescue Task Force are continuing their search for the four other people reported missing.
In addition, progress is being made to address flood-related concerns over the entire island.
Water pumps and excavators are currently being used on the North Shore at Morita Reservoir, as well as various locations in Kekaha. Auku'u Road in Kekaha is slated to be drained tomorrow.
Conditions on the Westside have improved overall. The areas that were flooded yesterday have drained significantly. The Kekaha Landfill remains closed.
In the east, the Kapaa Bypass southbound lane has been reopened.
On the south shore, areas that were flooded yesterday have drained to nearly ground level. The water pumps and excavator being used in Kekaha will be relocated to Po'ipu for contingencies and also to drain the flooding that occurred on Maluhia Road.
Department of Public Works personnel are doing road repairs as well as cleaning debris and mudslides, while parks personnel are conducting an assessment of county parks.
A thorough damage assessment began today. Structural and design engineers with the state Department of Transportation are assessing damages to Kuhia Highway in the vicinity of Kilauea.
In the coming week, the Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment Team will be flying to Kuaua'i to determine the dollar value of the damages. Ed Texeira, vice director of state Civil Defense, will be here tomorrow to conduct his own assessment.
Sandra Kunimoto, director of the state Department of Agriculture, will also be coming to Kaua'i to discuss concerns with local farmers.
Hawaii Reporter Kauai 2006-03-17