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More boulders looming above Kalihi Valley homes

Peter Hirai; Department of Emergency Management Deputy Director Peter Hirai; Department of Emergency Management Deputy Director

KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Consultants hired by the state warned that there are more boulders above Kalihi Valley homes that could come crashing down. Meanwhile, residents in about 9 homes are being told to stay away or enter at their own risk. The families are upset that there is no clear plan in place to deal with damage from fallen boulders. 

The consultants determined that the rockfall came from private land owned by a church and a couple from Maui.

They also found roughly a half-dozen more loose boulders on the hillside with the potential to fall in the near future.

Some residents worked to make repairs to their homes Saturday while others continue to worry.

"I couldn't sleep, every time when I am in the kitchen, it's always on my mind that other rocks will fall over my head again", said Kula Kolea Place resident Pat Sarmiento.

"This is not a case where the land owner is pooh-poohing anything. She feels that she's trying to address it as quickly as she can", said Department of Emergency Management Deputy Director Peter Hirai.

The cost of fixing the rockfall problem could range anywhere from $50,000-$200,000.

Now it's up to the land owners to hire a contractor and start the work.

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