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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />David Yamamoto, P.E. <br />Harry Kim <br />Director <br />Mayor <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Allan G. Simeon, P.E. <br />Wil Okabe <br /> <br /> <br /> Deputy Director <br /> Managing Director <br /> <br /> <br />County of Hawai‘i <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS <br />Aupuni Center <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 7 · Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720-4224 <br />(808) 961-8321 · Fax (808) 961-8630 <br />public_works@hawaiicounty.gov <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2019 <br />CONTACT: Denise Laitinen, <br />DPW Information & Education Specialist, 808.961-8499 <br /> <br /> <br />Community Meeting Regarding Federal Flood Mitigation <br />Project for Waiākea-Palai Streams Slated for May 21 <br /> <br />Hilo, HI: As part of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Waiākea-Palai Stream Flood <br />Control Study, the Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works Engineering Division is <br />holding a community meeting regarding the upcoming project on Tuesday, May 21, <br />2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course (Multipurpose <br />Room), 340 Haihai St. in Hilo. <br /> <br />Although Waiākea and Palai streams are normally dry for most of the year, <br />neighborhoods in the Waiākea and Palai Stream Watershed have been impacted by <br />flooding during past storms. <br />At the request of the County, the Army Corps of Engineers studied a series of <br />alternatives to reduce the flood risks to life, property, and critical infrastructure in the <br />Waiākea and Palai Stream Watershed. <br />The US Army Corps of Engineers will present their proposed measures to reduce future <br />flood impacts involving Waiākea and Palai Stream areas. During the meeting, Army <br />Corps of Engineers staff from O‘ahu and the US mainland will be on hand to answer <br />community questions and receive community feedback. <br />Neighborhoods within close proximity of the Waiākea Stream, Palai Stream, and Four <br />Mile Creek are encouraged to attend. <br />If there are any questions or concerns, please call Bryce Harada of the Engineering <br />Division, (808) 961-8042. <br />### <br /> <br /> <br />County of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. <br /> <br />