November 16, 2023

County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 7B, 7C, 7D and 7E

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 Monday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Zones 7B, 7C, 7D and 7E. To view a map of the zones, including specific property addresses, visit www.mauirecovers.org/reentry.

WHEN: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  MONDAY 11/20/23 and TUESDAY 11/21/23

WHERE: Restrictions will be LIFTED for the following RESIDENTIAL ZONES:

  • ZONE 7B: Front St., Kenui Cir.
  • ZONE 7C: Front St.
  • ZONE 7D: Kenui Pl., Wainee St.
  • ZONE 7E: Wainee St.

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 owner, and two vehicle passes will be available per rental dwelling. After the first two days of supported re-entry, access through the checkpoint will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for area residents with a vehicle pass or ID.

TRANSPORTATION: Maui Bus 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 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

RE-ENTRY VEHICLE PASS DISTRIBUTION: Vehicle pass applications and on-site distribution for Zones 7B, 7C, 7D and 7E will beheld from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18 at three locations: Lahaina Civic Center, the County of Maui Kalana O Maui building lobby area, and Kako‘o Maui at Maui Mall (near Subway). See below for more vehicle pass details. Optional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and instructions for 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 7B, 7C, 7D and 7E will be through Kapunakea St.; enter through Ala Moana St. and Front St.  All vehicles will exit at Kapunakea St. and Honoapiilani Hwy.  After Tuesday, entry through the checkpoint will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for area residents with a vehicle pass or ID.

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, including safety information in different languages, visit www.mauirecovers.org/safetyinforeturningtoproperty.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 and language assistance.

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: 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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