...FLOOD WATCH FOR OAHU KAUAI AND NIIHAU FROM NOON TODAY THROUGH
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON HST TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
* WHERE...Niihau, Kauai, and Oahu.
* WHEN...From Noon HST today through Wednesday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Flood prone roads and other low lying areas may be
closed due to elevated runoff and overflowing streams. Urban areas
may receive more significant flooding and property damage due to
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- Heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms will increase in
coverage this afternoon through tonight. Periods of heavy
rainfall are possible over leeward and windward communities
of Oahu and Kauai through Wednesday afternoon.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
A Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash
flooding. Flash Flooding is LIFE THREATENING. Do not cross fast
flowing water in your vehicle or on foot.
U.S. VETS Wai'anae celebrates 15 years serving local homeless families.
WAIANAE, Hawaii (KITV4) -- U.S. VETS - Waianae is celebrating it's 15th anniversary of providing shelter, workforce development and comprehensive services to homeless families and veterans in Hawaii.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S.VETS kept our doors open to provide services to homeless families on O’ahu,” explains Tanya Brown, Executive Director for U.S.VETS-Wai’anae. “As restrictions begin to be lifted, and the need for help by those affected by the pandemic increases, we look to expand our services, including introducing a new talent center to help our community return to work.”
WATCH: Full interview with Tanya Brown, executive director for U.S. VETS Wai'ane
To highlight the work of U.S.VETS-Wai’anae over the past 15 years, a video series featuring former residents of the shelter sharing their journey from homelessness to living under a roof of their own is available on U.S.VETS social media platforms:
One such story includes Shoni, a former business owner who found herself homeless and living on the beach, but eventually entering the Wai’anae shelter for safety and support. Working with U.S.VETS’ case managers, and through her own perseverance, Shoni has now become one of the first residents of the new Kama’oku Kauhale in Kalaeloa, a tiny homes community spearheaded by Lt. Gov. Dr. Josh Green, HomeAid Hawai’i and U.S.VETS.
From now until the end of the year, U.S.VETS is encouraging the community to visit https://usvets.org/donate/waianae/, where supporters can donate $15 or more to recognize the work of U.S.VETS for the past 15 years, and also support their continued work for the next 15 years.
About U.S.VETS: U.S.VETS is the largest non-profit organization with boots on the ground to combat America’s veteran homeless crisis head-on. Their comprehensive approach provides housing, counseling, career, and supportive services to help our veterans rebuild and thrive. Today in the United States 38,000 veterans experience homelessness, accounting for approximately 9% of all homeless adults. With thirty-two sites across eleven regional locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Texas, and Washington D.C., U.S.VETS is uniquely positioned to offer temporary and permanent housing solutions and comprehensive services to veterans and their families nationwide. To learn more about U.S.VETS visit usvets.org.
About U.S.VETS-Hawai’i: U.S.VETS-Hawai’i operates two shelters on the island of O’ahu, one situated in Barber’s Point, home to transitional housing units and the Kama’oku Kauhale tiny homes project, and the other at the Wai’anae Civic Center. In Hawai’i, U.S.VETS programs extend beyond veterans and now serves civilian families located on the Wai’anae Coast.
After nearly 10-years away, this local girl is home! In November 2021, Lia started at KITV as the weekend GMH anchor and a weekday reporter. The 2011 Kamehameha Kapālama graduate worked all across the country and even overseas before finding her way home.