Crews fan out across Maui to conduct damage assessments

Crews fan out across Maui to conduct damage assessments
Here's a look at the major damage to Lower Honoapiilani Highway from Tropical Storm Olivia's heavy rains. (Image: Hawaii National Guard)
Here's a look at the major damage to Lower Honoapiilani Highway from Tropical Storm Olivia's heavy rains. (Image: Hawaii National Guard)

KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Teams are fanning out across Maui communities to conduct damage assessments in the wake of Tropical Storm Olivia.

The tropical cyclone slammed into Maui and Lanai on Wednesday, triggering significant flooding in some areas. Several homes and cars were washed away in floodwaters, and a number of roadways were damaged.

The Red Cross said its volunteers are conducting damage assessments in the hardest hit areas of Maui. It's also working to help residents with immediate needs, including shelter, food and cleaning supplies.

FEMA and state crews are also assessing damage left behind by the storm.

And on Thursday, Lt. Gov. Doug Chin conducted an aerial assessment of devastated communities of Maui with the Hawaii National Guard.

This story will be updated.

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