Flood articles

A flash flood ripped through Manoa Valley on October 30, 2004 and annihilated the ground floor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Hamilton Library. The flood destroyed the Library & Information Science program as well Government Documents, the Maps Collection, Systems, and Cataloging & Acquisitions. All the library file servers were lost as well.


Image archives

  • Susan Murata (of KCC Library) flood slideshow
  • Photo Gallery – Halloween Eve Flood
  • Map: Flooding in Manoa
  • Workers removing muddy maps from the ground floor. Computers being rinsed off with a hose A worker holding a light stands in muddy water near a pile of books. Debris caught in a tree in front of the library Sara McBride, looks through a tray of muddied China maps in the map room Workers clean muddy materials

    News articles

  • UH getting $21M in flood relief
  • Current flood preparations not adequate
  • ‘Anything but’ normal
  • Labs still off-limits to researchers
  • Flood aid gets UH closer to ‘whole’
  • Governor Lingle Announces $31 Million Fema Funds For UH Flood Relief
  • Hamilton Library re-opens to the public on March 29 [2005]
  • Bush disaster declaration makes federal funds available
  • UH flood cleanup enters new phase
  • UH rescues history from flood
  • UH details its flood costs for state legislators
  • UH Hamilton Library Partially Reopens
  • UH to reopen one wing of Hamilton Library
  • LIS gets accreditation extension
  • Hamilton set to reopen one wing in spring
  • UH’s Hamilton Library loss catastrophic
  • Flood Damage at Univ. of Hawaii’s Manoa Campus
  • Inouye Says UH Flood Damage To Top $50M
  • UH to outline flood recovery
  • Flood infection put professor in hospital
  • Illness hits UH flood cleanup worker
  • Community Pulls Together Around UH Manoa Library
  • Flood Chronology
  • UH seeks donations for flood cleanup
  • UH grappling with flood aftermath
  • Officials weigh plans to prevent more flooding
  • Service at UH library will find your books
  • Paging system offers limited access at UH library
  • Hamilton Library Moves Forward in Aftermath of Manoa Floods
  • UH cleanup deal costs $5M
  • Rain, rain, go away…
  • Flooding Cleanup Could Cost More Than $5 Million
  • Flash flooding washes out UH, Manoa Valley
  • National Weather Service Manoa Valley Flood News
  • Lingle declares flood disaster
  • Students in library fled floodwaters
  • Flooding prompts UH-Manoa to cancel classes Monday
  • Manoa, UH assess flash flood’s damage
  • Librarians rush to salvage flood-damaged items
  • Manoa homes flooded
  • UH salvages what’s left after Halloween Eve flood
  • Manoa flood bill is at $1M and rising
  • Halloween eve flood damage to UH facilities ‘unbelievable’
  • Flood decimates building, work at University of Hawaii
  • Classes Resume At UH; Library Access To Be Limited
  • Ask a Librarian

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