Representative Gil Riviere drove through his district last week following up on constituents’ concerns regarding the torrential rains on the North Shore. Flooding, roof damage, erosion, and property damage were major concerns for the residents. Representative Rivere went personally to homes of affected residents,
listened to the details of their situation. He made recommendations for action whether in City or State jurisdiction, and called on private citizens and community organizations to reach out to their neighbors to lend a hand.
Homes in Kukea Circle have the plantation farming fields behind them, so run-off from frequent down-pours threatens them annually. Otake Camp is at sea-level even though it’s a mile inland. Homes there are repeatedly flooded. A large tree fell threatening a constituent residence. Large trees on Kaukonahua Road also appeared ready to fall.
Representative Rivere contacted Civil Defense to bring their attention to threats, and to have the fallen tree in Otake Camp safely removed. The housing along Long Bridge is usually damaged by heavy rains, but this time they were lucky. Representative Riviere’s moto this year is “Gill gets it done!” and he is living up to it. Constituents appreciate his personal approach and sincere desire to know the needs of his
constituents and to address them effectively and with aloha.