Good news! The County of Maui will be lifting the Disaster Area Residential Restrictions for Zones 9E and 10E in West Maui. As an owner or resident with a vehicle pass, you will have access to these zones from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11. This announcement includes specific streets within the zones, such as Hauola Pl., Keaka St., Lahainaluna Rd., and more. Reentry vehicle passes will be required at the checkpoint for the first two days, and distribution of these passes will be held beforehand. Safety precautions, water advisories, and support services will also be provided during this period. To find out more details about this residential reentry and access to resources, visit the Maui Recovers and Maui Nui Strong websites.
Disaster Area Residential Restrictions to be lifted for Zones 9E and 10E in West Maui
County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11, in Zones 9E and 10E.
This includes portions of the following streets:
ZONE 9E: Hauola Pl., Kahula Pl., Kauhi Pl., Keaka Pl., Keaka St., Kelawea St., Kīlauea St., Lahainaluna Rd.
ZONE 10E: Dickenson St., Kūʻai Pl., Lahainaluna Rd., Mill St., Paunau St., Pauoa St., Paʻūʻū Pl., Pauwala Pl., Pupu Pl.
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A reentry vehicle pass will be required at the checkpoint during the first two days of supported residential reentry. 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 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.
REENTRY VEHICLE PASS DISTRIBUTION
Vehicle pass applications and on-site distribution for Zone 9E and 10E will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Thursday, Nov. 9 at three locations: Lahaina Civic Center, the County of Maui Kalana O Maui building lobby area, and Kako‘o Maui at Maui Mall (near Subway). Optional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and instructions for usage will be available from nonprofits during vehicle pass distribution.
All roadways to access zones will be clear for residents and property owners. During the first two days of supported reentry, access to the areas of 9E and 10E will be through Lahaina Bypass. Entry to zones will be at Lahainaluna Rd. off of the Lahaina Bypass; turn right unto Kelawea St. All vehicles will exit at Lahainaluna Rd. After Saturday, 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.
The County of Maui Department of Water Supply Unsafe Water Advisory remains in effect in these residential zones. 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 reentering. For full safety details, visit www.mauirecovers.org. For air quality information, visit https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/.
A high level of support will be provided to returning residents during the first two days of reentry into fire-damaged areas including water, shade, washing stations, portable toilets, medical and mental health care, Maui Bus transportation from local hotel shelters, and language assistance. Transportation to and from hotel shelters on Maui Bus circulator shuttles will have extended hours on the first two days of supported residential reentry from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
VEHICLE PASS DETAILS
The following documents may be used to verify property ownership or residency to receive a reentry 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. 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.
For 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. For information on resources available, medical and mental health care, financial assistance, housing, jobs, and how to donate or volunteer, visit www.mauinuistrong.info.