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
Robert Ballard (of NOAA) flood pictures
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
Floods destroy documents at Hawaii library
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
Flash Floods Drench University of Hawaii Library
Students recount Saturday flood
UH cleanup deal costs $5M
Rain, rain, go away…
Flooding Cleanup Could Cost More Than $5 Million
Flooding destroys documents at Hawaii library
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

Blogs, updates, personal stories

Gwen’s Hamilton Library 2004 Flood Blog


If you would like to donate funds to help with the restoration of the UH LIS program, please see the instructions here.
If you would like to donate funds to help with cleanup and recovery of Hamilton Library please see the instructions here.

Humor is therapeutic

(from Ka Leo comic archive, November 8, 2004)

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