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., weather permitting, beginning Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, in Zones 8A and 8B. Some residential and commercial properties in these zones have been deferred by the EPA for health and safety reasons and will not be open for re-entry until further notice.
WHEN: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. FRIDAY 12/08/23 and SATURDAY 12/09/23 (WEATHER PERMITTING)
Residents should sign up to receive notifications for any updates on changes to Zone openings at www.mauicounty.gov/mema.
WHERE: Restrictions will be LIFTED for the following RESIDENTIAL ZONES:
ZONE 8A*: Baker St., Front St., PapaluaSt., Wainee St.
ZONE 8B*: Honoapiilani Hwy, Kuhua St., Lahainaluna Rd., Papalua St.
*Some residential and commercial properties in these zones have been deferred bythe EPA. This means that residents and property owners may access and view their properties, but they will not be allowed to sift through debris. Notification for deferred properties will be provided during vehicle pass distribution.
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 available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for area residents with a vehicle pass or ID.
TRANSPORTATION: MauiBus 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 8A and 8B will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 7 at two locations: Lahaina Civic Center and Kako‘o Maui, located 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 8A and 8B will be from the Kapunakea St; turn left onto Front St. and take a left on Baker St or Papalua St. All vehicles will exit at Kapunakea St. After Saturday, 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, 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:
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.
February 19, 2024