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 Monday, December 4, and Tuesday, December 5, in Zones 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D. Some residential and commercial properties in these zones have been deferred by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for health and safety reasons.
WHEN: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. MONDAY 12/04/23 and TUESDAY 12/05/23 (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 10A*: Dickenson St., Front St., Lahainaluna St., Luakini St.
ZONE 10B*: Dickenson St., Luakini St., Panaewa St., Wainee St.
ZONE 10C*: Dickenson St., Panaewa St., Wainee St.
ZONE 10D: Alika Pl. (David Malo Cir.), Dickenson St., Honoapiilani Hwy., Mill St.
*Some residential and commercial properties in these zones have been deferred by the 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: 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 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday., Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 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 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D will be from Kapunakea St.; turn left onto Front St. and take a left onto Dickenson St. All vehicles will exit at Kapunakea St. 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 this residential zone. 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 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.
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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