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Tropical Storm Darby passes Hawaii Island, county facilities to reopen today Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō 61G lava flow still active, about 0.45 miles from the ocean Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s eruptions offer picturesque viewing opportunities Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 21, 2016 Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō 61G lava flow tip stalls but breakouts still active Hot, muggy weather to continue, more tropical cyclones spawn in the Pacific
 
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Tropical Storm Darby passes Hawaii Island, county facilities to reopen today

The Hele-On Bus will resume its regularly scheduled service on Sunday. Solid waste transfer stations and landfills will be open as normally scheduled today. County parks and recreational facilities, including the Panaewa Zoo and Hilo Municipal Golf Course, will reopen today.

A faint double rainbow provided a beautiful backdrop for sluggish pāhoehoe lava oozing out from near the flow front this morning. Photo taken Friday, July 22, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVOThe flow was about 615m from the road and 760 m from the ocean.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō 61G lava flow still active, about 0.45 miles from the ocean

The 61G lava flow extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō towards the coastal plain on Kīlauea’s south flank remains active. Yesterday, the flow was approximately 0.4 miles from the coastal emergency road and 0.45 miles from the ocean.

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s eruptions offer picturesque viewing opportunities

The new vent opened on the eastern flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and is now sending lava down the south flank of Kīlauea and across the coastal plain for the first time since 2013.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 21, 2016

GPS measurements show deformation of Mauna loa related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone, with inflation occurring mainly in the southwestern part of the magma storage complex.

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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō 61G lava flow tip stalls but breakouts still active

The 61G lava flow extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō towards the coastal plain on Kīlauea’s south flank remains active.

Tropical cyclones in the Pacific. Image taken at 8 a.m. HST Sunday, July 17, 2016. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Hot, muggy weather to continue, more tropical cyclones spawn in the Pacific

Hot and muggy conditions will continue into the beginning part of this week. The remnant low of former Tropical Cyclone Celia will continue to move west, passing north of the islands.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island until 3:30 a.m. this morning. This warning could be extended should heavy rains continue.

Sunday (July 24) 1:50 a.m. UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning continues for Hawaii Island

July 24, 2016

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island until 3:30 a.m. this morning. This warning could be extended should heavy rains continue.

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At 9:23 p.m. weather radar showed a large band of heavy rain moving onshore into the Ka‘u district of Hawaii Island from east of Volcano to South Point. The heavy rain will continue moving slowly to the northwest into upslope areas with rainfall rates of 2 to   3 inches per hour likely. The ground is already saturated in this area from earlier heavy rains. Excessive runoff is likely and Highway 11 at Kawa Flats may be vulnerable to closure due to flooding.

9:30 p.m. UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning for Hawaii Island

July 23, 2016

At 9:23 p.m. weather radar showed a large band of heavy rain moving onshore into the Ka‘u district of Hawaii Island from east of Volcano to South Point. The heavy rain will continue moving slowly to the northwest into upslope areas with rainfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour likely. The ground is […]

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Hawaii Electric Light has busy day fixing power outages

July 23, 2016

Hawai‘i Electric Light has been responding to outages due to high winds from Tropical Storm Darby. The majority of outages occurred on the east and north sides of the island and were caused primarily by fallen trees, tree branches, and tree bark contacting power lines. Customers in various parts of Puna, Hāmākua and Kohala experienced […]

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Tropical Storm Darby passes Hawaii Island

July 23, 2016

As of 11 p.m. HST Saturday (July 23) the center of Darby was located about 55 miles (85 km) west of Kailua-Kona moving west-northwest at 10 mph (17 km/h).

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:59 a.m. alarm Saturday (July 23) for a structure fire in Kealia, South Kona.

Crews arrived to find a two story home engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the fire under control by 2:30 a.m. and it was declared out at 5:45 a.m.

Fire burns home in South Kona Saturday morning (July 23)

July 23, 2016

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:59 a.m. alarm Saturday (July 23) for a structure fire in Kealia, South Kona. Crews arrived to find a two story home engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the fire under control by 2:30 a.m. and it was declared out at 5:45 a.m.

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First Hawaiian Bank Waimea branch closes due to Tropical Storm Darby

July 23, 2016

First Hawaiian Bank to close its Waimea Branch on the Big Island today, Saturday, July 23, 2016, due to the threat of Tropical Storm Darby. Hilo and Kona branches will remain open from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. today.

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Airlines to waive change fee for customers due to Tropical Storm Darby

July 23, 2016

Hawaiian Airlines to waive change fees due to Tropical Storm Darby Guests are advised to check www.HawaiianAirlines.com for the latest updates on scheduled flights. Effective immediately, guests holding tickets for travel to/from/via any point in Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines flights between July 22, 2016, through July 25, 2016, will be permitted a one-time reservation change […]

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Matson reports port closures due to Tropical Storm Darby

July 23, 2016

Dear Matson Customer: As of this morning (July 23), Tropical Storm Darby is tracking over the Hawaiian Islands. In response, Matson has the following port closures: Big Island: Closed at 6 p.m. on Friday, 7/22 Maui: Closed at 8 p.m. on Friday, 7/22 Oahu: Closing at 4 p.m. on Saturday, 7/23 Kauai: Closing at Midnight on Saturday night, 7/23 […]

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HFS Credit Union closes offices Saturday due to Tropical Storm Darby

July 23, 2016

As a precautionary measure, all HFS FCU branch offices will be closed on Saturday, July 23, 2016. We will reopen for normal business hours as soon as it is reasonably safe to do so. Updated branch hours and locations will be posted on our website as soon as the information is available.

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Bank of Hawaii closes branches on Hawaii Island, Maui due to Tropical Storm Darby

July 23, 2016

Bank of Hawaii has announced that it will be taking precautionary safety steps in light of Tropical Storm Darby. Hawaii Island All branch operations on Hawaii Island will be closed Saturday, July. 23. Bank of Hawaii has 11 branches (four in West Hawaii; seven in East Hawaii).

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Tropical Storm Warning as Darby will pass over Hawaii Island, emergency shelters open

July 22, 2016

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii Island and Maui County. The center of Darby is forecast to pass over Hawaii Island on Saturday then Maui Saturday night.

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Hawaii Electric Light provides safety tips about downed power lines

July 22, 2016

Hawai‘i Electric Light continues to monitor and prepare for approaching Tropical Storm Darby. High winds and heavy rains can uproot trees, break branches, snap utility poles, down power lines, and cause power outages.

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