What began as a category 5 hurricane, Lane diminished to a tropical storm by the time it passed by Hawaii. Hawaii County reported as much as four feet of rain in some areas, which resulted in flood damage and landslides.
The Airlink network mobilized quickly to respond to needs for urban search and rescue, debris removal, and home repair, as well as medical assistance and hot meals for those displaced by the storm. In total, Airlink worked with three airlines, five nonprofit partners, and logistics partner Flexport to move 31 responders and several pallets of mold remediation supplies from the mainland US to Hawaii.
This shipment showcased the strength of the Airlink network, drawing on several NGOs and airlines to make the move possible. Good 360 provided the much-needed supplies, Airlink mobilized the 8,800 pound shipment, and aviation partners supported the lift; United Airlines supported lift from Denver to, Honolulu, on Oahu, and Hawaiian Airlines was able to pick up the shipment and transport it to Hilo, its final destination. Responding organizations on the ground like All Hands and Hearts helped to clear the homes of damage. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers from Texas then identified and treated 21 homes with the mold suppressant Shockwave.