University of Hawai´i
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawai´i 96822
at 8PM a flash flood surged through the ground floor of Hamilton Library.
Everything in the path of the water was thrown against structural walls.
This map shows path of the water down Manoa valley, across Maile way into the Library.
To prevent a mold outbreak (secondary disaster) the remaining five floors of Hamilton Library needed to have cool dry air brought in using generators. There was no electricity for three months while a temporary solution was created to override the damaged infrastructure.
The dry air was cirulated on every floor and indeed prevented a mold outbreak. Library staff and students paged books for patrons in the dimly lit library.
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