The Palolo community on Waiomao Rd and Kuahea Street have been struggling for years with an ongoing landslide, and asking the city for help. Slides began shortly after a subdivision was built over an old quarry in the 1950s. But after decades of stability, something appears to have shifted in recent years, with earth movement and pipe breakages worsening dramatically since 2016, leading to substantial damage to city infrastructure and community homes. You can see this saga recorded in a long timeline of news stories.
4.18.20 As construction activity ramps up, city plans more Palolo hillside repairs
11.17.19 Anxious Palolo residents worry about home stability as erosion worsens
8.21.19 How One Honolulu Neighborhood Is Trying To Keep From Sliding Away
4.18.19 Earth movement in Palolo Valley continues to affect residents
4.18.19 Rock wall collapsed on Waiomao Rd
4.18.19 Palolo residents ‘on edge’ after rock wall collapses amid worsening erosion
3.3.19 A Palolo hillside neighborhood is shifting, leading to structural problems
2.20.19 City to spend $20M to shore up severe erosion problems in Palolo
2.16.19 City begins to condemn Palolo properties damaged by severe erosion
2.6.18 City offers to settle Palolo homeowners' suits over damaging erosion
12.13.17 City sued over falling, 'twisting' hillside in Palolo
7.27.17 Homes, roadway damaged by worsening ground erosion in Palolo
8.23.99 A park grows in Palolo on land once neglected
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