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East Oahu Home Sinking Under Wet Weather

Home in upper Aina Haina falling dramatically after month of near-constant rain. Home in upper Aina Haina falling dramatically after month of near-constant rain.
This is the area where home is sliping away from the front lawn. This is the area where home is sliping away from the front lawn.
Belongings being removed from the home in case it collapses. Belongings being removed from the home in case it collapses.
KHNL News 8 reporter Beth Hillyer watches a can roll down the now tilted kitchen floor. KHNL News 8 reporter Beth Hillyer watches a can roll down the now tilted kitchen floor.
David Loo David Loo

AINA HAINA (KHNL) - At David Loo's house in upper Aina Haina the entire house has collapsed about three feet.

The sinking started Thursday according to David Loo. "A lot of water was coming into the side room where it normally never happens when it rains."

Loo's family has lived in this house for 40 years. Now they've had to evacuate.

"Everyday it is dropping more and more. It started about six inches, now it's three feet down from where it originally was," says David Loo.

Inside it is like walking in the tilted house at an amusement park.

A can rolls quickly down the kitchen floor.

With each load the Loo's risk going in. They carry out just the necessities and valuables.

Loo admits, "We are leaving a lot of stuff behind things that are not important right now."

With more non-stop rain, Loo fears the worst, "My only concern now is this house doesn't fall down to the neighbors below and cause any harm to anybody or their property."

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