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Hurricane Watch for Hawaii County as Madeline strengthens to Category 4 status President Obama expands the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s “Old Faithful”—a thing of the past Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 25, 2016 Gov. Ige urges President Obama to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Halemaumau lava lake rises to highest levels since May 2015
 
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Hurricane Watch for Hawaii County as Madeline strengthens to Category 4 status

Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Madeline is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some weakening is forecast through late Wednesday.

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President Obama expands the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Friday (Aug 26), President Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles — making it the world’s largest marine protected area.

Sketch map of Halemaumau, July 1909, J.M. Lydgate;
showing Old Faithful, areas of activity, sulphur fumes, caves, Fallen-in
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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s “Old Faithful”—a thing of the past

The Island of Hawai‘i once had its own “Old Faithful,” composed of lava rather than boiling water, located in Halema‘uma‘u Crater at the summit of Kīlauea.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 25, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. During the past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 20 m and 40 m (66–131 ft) below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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Gov. Ige urges President Obama to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

“I am writing to convey my support for the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument as proposed by Senator Schatz in his June 16, 2016 letter.”

Zooming in on the lava lake, a closer camera view of the spattering lake surface late this afternoon. Photo taken Tuesday, August 23, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Halemaumau lava lake rises to highest levels since May 2015

The lava lake surface level has risen and is approximately 20 m (66 ft) below the crater rim. This is among the highest measured levels of the lake since May 2015.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island on Wednesday and Thursday. Large and damaging surf is possible along east facing shores. Surf is expected to build to 10 to 18 feet on Tuesday and to 15 to 25 feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning issued in advance of Hurricane Madeline

August 29, 2016

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island on Wednesday and Thursday. Large and damaging surf is possible along east facing shores. Surf is expected to build to 10 to 18 feet on Tuesday and to 15 to 25 feet on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

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Police arrest trio after theft of purse in Waimea restaurant

August 29, 2016

A man and a woman have been charged with theft and other offenses stemming from an incident at a restaurant in Waimea on Friday afternoon (August 26). At 2:30 p.m. Friday, a 64-year-old Paʻauilo woman reported that she was at a restaurant in a shopping center on the 67-1100 block of Māmālahoa Highway when a […]

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Ocean View man charged with offenses after being found in stolen county truck

August 29, 2016

An Ocean View man has been charged with seven offenses after being found in a stolen county vehicle. On Thursday (August 25), officers responded to a 6:38 a.m. report of a burglary at an office of the Department of Public Works on the 81-6300 block of Highway 11 in South Kona. They learned that the […]

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Police are searching for a woman reported missing

August 29, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 42-year-old Kaʻū woman who was reported missing. Ananda S. Chang was last seen in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on Thursday (August 25) in a red Chevrolet Cavalier four-door sedan. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-5, 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

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One 61-year-old man died in a single motor vehicle traffic crash Monday morning (August 29) in South Kona near the 85-mile marker of Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11).

He has been identified as Brysson Lorenzo Sr. of Nāʻālehu.

Responding to a 2:57 a.m. call, police determined that Lorenzo had been operating a 1994 Kenworth tractor-trailer northbound on Hawaiʻi Belt Road near the 85-mile marker when he ran off the right shoulder of the roadway and collided with a rock embankment.

Police identify man killed in South Kona crash Monday morning (Aug 29)

August 29, 2016

One 61-year-old man died in a single motor vehicle traffic crash Monday morning (August 29) in South Kona near the 85-mile marker of Hawaiʻi Belt Road (Route 11). He has been identified as Brysson Lorenzo Sr. of Nāʻālehu. Responding to a 2:57 a.m. call, police determined that Lorenzo had been operating a 1994 Kenworth tractor-trailer […]

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Highway 130 in Puna was closed due to trees and debris blocking the roadway from Tropical Storm Iselle Friday, August 8, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii Electric Light offers safety tips for its customers preparing for hurricanes

August 29, 2016

“Keeping our employees and our community safe is our top priority as we prepare for and respond to storms,” said Rhea Lee-Moku, public information officer. “We strongly encourage everyone to complete their emergency preparations and monitor local news to stay informed.

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An unidentified man died over the weekend from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 11 at the intersection of North Glenwood Road in Mountain View.

At 10:28 p.m. Friday (August 26), Puna patrol officers observed a Chevrolet two-door sedan with severe damage in a ditch off Highway 11 near North Glenwood Road.

Man dies after single car crash in Mountain View Friday (Aug 26)

August 29, 2016

An unidentified man died over the weekend from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 11 at the intersection of North Glenwood Road in Mountain View. At 10:28 p.m. Friday (August 26), Puna patrol officers observed a Chevrolet two-door sedan with severe damage in a ditch off Highway 11 near North Glenwood Road.

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Police are searching for an Illinois girl reported missing

August 29, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Illinois girl who was reported missing. Aleah March was last seen in Illinois on July. She visited Hawaiʻi and was last heard from on August 19. She was believed to have been in the Pāhoa area. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-4, 115 pounds with brown hair […]

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The Hawaii Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) near the 85 mile marker in South Kona is now open. It was previously closed due to a traffic accident.

Police report road closures in Ka‘u and South Kona due to crashes

August 29, 2016

The Hawaii Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) near the 85 mile marker in South Kona is now open. It was previously closed due to a traffic accident.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.71/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 1.3 cents per gallon the past week

August 29, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.71/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Madeline now a hurricane forecast to gain more strength, on track for Hawaii

August 28, 2016

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Madeline is expected to strengthen slightly through Monday, then begin to weaken Tuesday.

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Hurricane Lester now at Category 3 strength

August 28, 2016

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Lester is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

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