Comments from the Chamber Floor by Rep. Ichiyama and Rep. Fale:
Grant Okamoto, a reservist District Chief for the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) http://www1.honolulu.gov/dem/cert.htm, who also works at the House of Representatives for the Sgt-at-Arms, helped Rep. Fale in response needs during heavy rains that caused flooding on Windward Oahu.
KITV reported that – State representative helps many during stormy weather — Video
State representative Richard Fale says he reacted on instincts and helped get most of the stranded motorists to safety including a woman who had climbed onto the hood of her car.
From KITV… “On his drive from Hau’ula to town, Fale stopped at the flooded Waikane Bridge. He says three cars were stranded and the flood water was quickly rising.”
Read more: http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/lawmaker-becomes-good-samaritan-in-flood-rescue/-/8905354/19902530/-/xbck6l/-/index.html#ixzz2Rbh7R24k
Left to Right: Representative Richard Lee Fale and Grant Okamoto, a reservist District Chief for the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), who works at the House of Representatives for the Sgt-at-Arms.