November 20, 2023

County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 5G, 7F and 7G

WHAT: County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, in Zones 5G, 7F and 7G.

WHEN: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  FRIDAY 11/24/23 and SATURDAY 11/25/23

WHERE:

Restrictions will be LIFTED for the following RESIDENTIAL ZONES:

ZONE 5G:  Kuu Aku Ln.
ZONE 7F:  Kenui St., Wainee St.

Restrictions will be LIFTED for the following BUSINESS ZONE:

ZONE 7G*:  Hinau St., Limahana Pl., Wili Ko Pl. (EPA has deferred this zone)

*The EPA has not completed the removal of hazardous materials in Zone 7G.  Business owners can access this area but are highly encouraged to NOT sift in the area until EPA has completed its assessment.

ACCESS: A re-entry vehicle pass will be required at the checkpoint during the first two days of supported residential re-entry. Two vehicle passes will be available per property or business owner, and two vehicle passes will be available per rental dwelling or business unit. After the first two days of supported re-entry, access through the checkpoint will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for area residents or business owners with a vehicle pass or ID.

RE-ENTRY VEHICLE PASS DISTRIBUTION: Vehicle pass applicationsand on-site distribution for Zones 5G, 7F and 7Gwill be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Wednesday, Nov. 22 atthree locations: Lahaina Civic Center, the County of Maui Kalana O Maui buildinglobby area, and Kako’o Maui at Maui Mall (near Subway). See below for more vehiclepass details. Optional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and instructionsfor usage will be available from nonprofits during vehicle pass distribution.

ROADWAYS: All roadways to access zones will be clear for residents and property owners. During the first two days of supported re-entry, access to the areas of Zones 5G will be from Lahaina Bypass to Keawe St., then left on E Kuu Aku Ln. Zones 7F and 7G will be accessed through Kapunakea St.; turn left on Front St. and left on Kenui St. All vehicles will exit at Honoapiilani Hwy.

WATER: The County of Maui Department of Water Supply Unsafe Water Advisory remains in effect in these residential zones. To view the water advisory, visit https://www.mauicounty.gov/water.

SAFETY AND ADVISORIES: Once a fire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. It is important to be aware of the hazards and to know what to look for when re-entering. For full safety details, visit www.mauirecovers.org. For air quality information, visit https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/.

SUPPORT: A high level of support will be provided to returning residents during the first two days of re-entry into fire-damaged areas including water, shade, washing stations, portable toilets, medical and mental health care, MauiBus transportation from local hotel shelters and language assistance. Transportation to and from hotel shelters on Maui Bus circulator shuttles will have extended hours on the first two days of supported residential re-entry from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

VEHICLE PASS DETAILS: The following documents may be used to verify property ownership or residency to receive a re-entry vehicle pass:

  • Property Deed/Title or Property Tax Records: A property deed or title in your name is one of the most direct ways to demonstrate ownership. This document should clearly show your name as the property owner. Property tax records from the County’s Real Property Tax office that list you as the property owner are also strong evidence of ownership. Visit: www.mauipropertytax.com.
  • Utility Bills: Utility bills such as electricity, water, or gas bills that are addressed to your name at the property address can serve as proof of residency. These bills should be recent and show consistent usage.
  • Rental/Lease Agreement or Receipt: If you have been renting, a lease agreement or rent receipt with your name, the landlord's name, and the property address can establish your residency.
  • Hawai‘i Driver's License: A valid Hawai‘i driver's license or Hawai‘i State ID with your current address is widely accepted proof of residency.
  • Vehicle Registration: If your vehicle is registered at the property address, it can indicate your residency.
  • Voter Registration: A voter registration card listing your address in Lahaina can be used to confirm your residency.
  • Financial Statements: Financial statements sent to your Lahaina address can help establish residency, especially if they cover an extended period. Employment agency registration or paystubs or checks can also help prove residency.
  • Insurance Documents: Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies with your Lahaina address can be used as proof of residency.
  • Mail: A letter or other mail delivered to your address from an employer, public official, social service organization, local school, or school district can offer proof of occupancy.
  • Notarized Affidavit: In some cases, a notarized affidavit from a property owner or landlord confirming your residency or ownership may be accepted.

DETAILS: For details on re-entry to impacted areas; safety information for returning to your property; drinking water and wastewater; maps and data; fire debris removal; recovery phases; financial and housing assistance; and business support, visit www.mauirecovers.org. For information on resources available, medical and mental health care, financial assistance, housing, jobs, and how to donate or volunteer, visit www.mauinuistrong.info.

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A vital resource for those who are looking to rebuild in fire-affected areas in Lahaina and Kula as they navigate the permitting process and take the next step toward returning home.

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