Great news for residents and property owners in Zones 6B and 7A in West Maui! The County of Maui is lifting the Disaster Area Residential Restrictions on November 17th and 18th. If you have a vehicle pass, you will have access to these areas during this time. The reentry vehicle pass is required at the checkpoint, and it will be available for property owners and rental dwellings. The article provides all the details you need to know for distribution locations, access roadways, adjacent maritime safety zones, water advisories, safety precautions, and the support available for returning residents. Check out the article for more information and make sure you have the necessary documents to receive a reentry vehicle pass. Don’t miss this opportunity to return to your property and receive the support you need!
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Zone 6B in West Maui includes the following areas: Ala Moana St., Front St., Halepaka Pl., Kaʻahanui Pl., Kai Pali Pl., Lahilahi Pl., and Puʻunoa Pl. If you are a property owner or resident in Zone 6B, we have some great news for you. The County of Maui will be lifting the Disaster Area Restrictions for this zone on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18. This means you will have unrestricted access to your property during these two days.
Zone 7A, also located in West Maui, includes Front St., Kai Pali Pl., and Kamaka Cir. If you own property or reside in Zone 7A, you will also benefit from the lifting of the Disaster Area Restrictions on the same days as Zone 6B. This will allow you to return to your property and resume normal activities.
To ensure a smooth reentry process, a reentry vehicle pass will be required at the checkpoint during the first two days of supported residential reentry. If you are a property owner, you will be eligible to receive two vehicle passes. If you are a resident in a rental dwelling, you will also be eligible for two vehicle passes.
After the first two days of supported reentry, 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. This will provide you with more flexibility in accessing your property.
REENTRY VEHICLE PASS DISTRIBUTION
To obtain a reentry vehicle pass, you can submit an application and pick up the pass at one of three locations: Lahaina Civic Center, the County of Maui Kalana O Maui building lobby area, and Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC). Vehicle pass applications and on-site distribution for Zones 6B and 7A will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be limited parking available at the MACC.
During the distribution, optional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and instructions for usage will be available from nonprofits. This will help ensure your safety as you return to your property.
ADJACENT MARITIME SAFETY ZONES
The U.S. Coast Guard has imposed restrictions in the Adjacent Maritime Safety Zones, namely Zones OC-6B and OC-7A. However, these restrictions will be lifted to align with the lifting of the Disaster Area Restrictions in Zones 6B and 7A. It is essential to stay updated on the most recent information regarding the Coast Guard restrictions. You can visit here for the latest updates.
All roadways necessary to access Zones 6B and 7A will be clear for residents and property owners. During the first two days of supported reentry, access to the areas of Zones 6B and 7A will be through Kapunakea St, while Front St. and Ala Moana St. will serve as entry points into 6B and 7A. All vehicles will enter and exit at Kapunakea St. at Honoapiilani Highway.
After the initial two days, 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. This extended access window will allow you to come and go from your property more conveniently.
In Zone 6B and Zone 7A, the County of Maui Department of Water Supply’s Unsafe Water Advisory remains in effect. It is crucial to be aware of this advisory and take appropriate precautions when using water from these areas. To view the water advisory, you can visit here.
SAFETY AND ADVISORIES
When a fire has burned through an area, many dangers can remain. It is crucial to be aware of these hazards and know what to look for when reentering. For comprehensive safety details, you can visit www.mauirecovers.org. Additionally, for air quality information, visit https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/.
During the first two days of reentry into fire-damaged areas, a high level of support will be provided to returning residents. This support includes provisions such as water, shade, washing stations, portable toilets, medical and mental health care, and Maui Bus transportation from local hotel shelters. Additionally, language assistance will be available to ensure effective communication.
Transportation to and from hotel shelters on Maui Bus circulator shuttles will have extended hours on the first two days of supported residential reentry, operating from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. This will make it easier for you to access these transportation services during the initial reentry period.
VEHICLE PASS DETAILS
To obtain a reentry vehicle pass, you will need to provide specific documents to verify your property ownership or residency. Acceptable documents include property deed/title or property tax records, utility bills, rental/lease agreements or receipts, a valid Hawai’i driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter registration, financial statements, insurance documents, mail, or a notarized affidavit. These documents will help establish your eligibility for a reentry vehicle pass.
For more details on reentry 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. This comprehensive resource will provide you with all the information you need during the recovery process.
Additionally, for information on available resources, such as medical and mental health care, financial assistance, housing, jobs, and how to donate or volunteer, visit www.mauinuistrong.info. This website is dedicated to providing support and resources to the community during this challenging time.
As the Disaster Area Restrictions are lifted for Zones 6B and 7A in West Maui, we hope that this article has provided you with the necessary information to navigate the reentry process and access your property with ease. Remember to prioritize safety and follow all guidelines and advisories during your return.