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Flash Flood Watch, Winter Storm Warning and other advisories for Hawaii Island Flash Flood watch for all Hawaiian Islands, Winter Storm Warning for summits Rockfall into volcano causes explosive event Friday (Dec 2) Customs facility reopens at Kona International Airport allowing direct foreign flights Volcano Watch: International gathering addresses best practices in volcano hazard assessment Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 1, 2016
 
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Flash Flood Watch, Winter Storm Warning and other advisories for Hawaii Island

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Hawaii Island through Sunday afternoon (Dec 4). A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Hawaii Island summits.

Mauna Loa looking north towards Mauna Kea. Photo courtesy of Mauna Loa, Hawaii Observatory

Flash Flood watch for all Hawaiian Islands, Winter Storm Warning for summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a Flash Flood Warning for portions of Hawaii Island until 5:15 p.m. today (Dec 2).

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Rockfall into volcano causes explosive event Friday (Dec 2)

Rocks falling into the lava lake triggered a small explosive event that bombarded the rim of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater with spatter (fragments of molten lava), similar to Monday’s (Nov. 28) event.

Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facility at the Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA). Photo courtesy of Hawaii Department of Transportation.

Customs facility reopens at Kona International Airport allowing direct foreign flights

“The resumption of international flights to Kona will have a wide-ranging positive impact on Hawai‘i Island and the state as a whole by boosting tourism spending, creating jobs and generating millions of dollars for our economy,” said Gov. David Y. Ige.

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Volcano Watch: International gathering addresses best practices in volcano hazard assessment

In mid-November 2016, 70 representatives of volcano observatories from 20 volcanically active nations around the world came together at the Volcano Observatory Best Practices workshops.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for December 1, 2016

On Dec. 1, a new breakout from the 61g vent area on the flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō sent a small surface flow to the east, on top of existing 61g flows.

Umauma Bridge construction. July 12, 2015. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island road closures for the week of December 3-9, 2016

December 3, 2016

qmedia PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau (Route 19, Milepost 16) in both directions over a twenty-four hour period, seven days […]

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Rep. Gabbard votes against Defense Authorization Bill which passes in House 375-34

December 3, 2016

This bill contains the same deeply concerning and dangerous Syria train and equip measures that I’ve fought against since the program’s inception. “First, it creates the potential for dangerous ground-to-air missiles getting in the hands of ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other terrorist groups. Several months ago, as this bill was being crafted, I and many of […]

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Saturday morning (Dec 3) Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reported about 320 customers without power from the Kailua-Kona industrial area to the Crossroads Center along with 1,450 customers without power from Kaiwi Road to Lunapule Road.

Power outages hit Kailua-Kona Saturday (Dec 3)

December 3, 2016

Saturday morning (Dec 3) Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reported about 320 customers without power from the Kailua-Kona industrial area to the Crossroads Center along with 1,450 customers without power from Kaiwi Road to Lunapule Road.

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Police are looking for a missing person, Kanoe Brickwood, a 21-year-old woman who was last seen earlier this evening in Hilo in the area of Liliuokalani Lane. She is described as being 5’4” tall, 140 pounds, Asian descent and having short curly black hair and brown eyes, She was last seen wearing a gray top, black shorts, and slippers.

Anyone with information, please call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Police are searching for a woman reported missing

December 3, 2016

Police are looking for a missing person, Kanoe Brickwood, a 21-year-old woman who was last seen earlier this evening in Hilo in the area of Liliuokalani Lane. She is described as being 5’4” tall, 140 pounds, Asian descent and having short curly black hair and brown eyes, She was last seen wearing a gray top, […]

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Police are searching for a Honokaa man wanted for violating terms of bail

December 2, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 52-year-old Honokaʻa man who is wanted for violating terms of bail. Derek Liu is described as 5-foot-10, 165 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Honokaa man wanted on bench warrants

December 2, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 24-year-old Honokaa man wanted on bench warrants. Randen K. Tabac is wanted on drug and theft charges and for contempt of court and violating terms of probation. He is also wanted for questioning in a forgery case. He is described as 6-foot-2, 210 pounds with brown eyes and […]

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Michael James Varize

Police seek man wanted on three bench warrants

December 2, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 28-year-old man who is wanted on three bench warrants. Michael James Varize also known as Lawrence Fujioka, also known as Larry Fujioka, also known as “Mikey Boy”—is wanted for probation violation and two counts of contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning […]

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Police continue to search for Hilo woman wanted on a warrant

December 2, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a 27-year-old Hilo woman wanted on an outstanding bench warrant. Leilani Torres is described as 5-foot-4, 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She has a butterfly tattoo on her left ankle, and “Lei” tattooed on her back. She is also […]

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The entrance to the Eden Roc subdivision in Puna is closed due to flooding. Motorists are advised to detour using Uahi Road in the Kapua Farm Lots subdivision.  The Pahoa-bound emergency shoulder lane on Highway 130 will be closed from 3-6 p.m. due to flooding along the shoulder.

Flooding causes closures of road to Eden Roc subdivision and other roadways

December 2, 2016

The entrance to the Eden Roc subdivision in Puna is closed due to flooding. Motorists are advised to detour using Uahi Road in the Kapua Farm Lots subdivision. The Pahoa-bound emergency shoulder lane on Highway 130 will be closed from 3-6 p.m. due to flooding along the shoulder.

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Due to storm conditions involving flash flooding and landslides along Highway 19, the Hāmākua Community Development Plan Steering Committee Meeting scheduled for tonight at Laupāhoehoe Library is canceled. This meeting will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call the Planning Department at (808) 961-8288.

Hamakua Community Development Plan meeting cancelled due to flooding

December 2, 2016

Due to storm conditions involving flash flooding and landslides along Highway 19, the Hāmākua Community Development Plan Steering Committee Meeting scheduled for tonight at Laupāhoehoe Library is canceled. This meeting will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call the Planning Department at (808) 961-8288.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing.

Mariah Gonsalves was last seen in Hilo on December 1.

She is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-7, 215 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt over a pink T-shirt, jeans and gray-and-pink shoes. She was carrying a neon pink/orange duffle bag.

Police are searching for a Hilo girl reported missing

December 2, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Mariah Gonsalves was last seen in Hilo on December 1. She is described as part Hawaiian, 5-foot-7, 215 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt over a pink T-shirt, jeans and gray-and-pink shoes. […]

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Friday, December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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