By BJ Reyes
Two local companies have come to the aid of the residents suffering in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle, the city announced Tuesday.
Hawaiian Isles Water Company provided five pallets of bottled water, 360 total cases, that was being flown over to Hawaii Island by Hawaiian Airlines and distributed to storm victims in Puna and surrounding areas.
In a conference call with all four county mayors, Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi told the others one of their most urgent needs was for drinking water in Puna, where running water is not available, according to a City and County of Honolulu news release.
Said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell:
“I want to thank Hawaiian Isles Water and Hawaiian Airlines for making this donation on behalf of the people of Oahu. I also want to thank Aloha Air Cargo for their willingness to assist today. Honolulu stands with Puna as they recover from Iselle.”