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Boat HELCO restores power to 900 customers, crews continue to work in the field Tropical Storm Darby passes Hawaii Island, county facilities 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
 
Spirit of Kona aground and sinking fronting Kailua Estates subdivision near Old Kona Airport Park Sunday, July 24, 2016. Photo via USCG

Boat ‘Spirit of Kona’ runs aground and sinks near Old Kona Airport Park

The vessel reportedly has a maximum pollution potential of 600 gallons of diesel fuel aboard, commercial batteries and 19.5 gallons of hydraulic and lube oils.

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews work to restore electric service in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

HELCO restores power to 900 customers, crews continue to work in the field

Overnight, Hawai‘i Electric Light restored electric service to 900 customers in various parts of Hāmākua, upper Puna, and Kona that were impacted by high winds from Tropical Storm Darby. About 100 customers in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Leilani Estates, Kapoho, Orchidland Estates, Honoka‘a, and Kailua-Kona remain without power.

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Tropical Storm Darby passes Hawaii Island, county facilities reopen today

Flash Flood Watch cancelled for Hawaii County and government offices will open as usual Monday (July 25).

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.

During the week of July 18, 2016, through July 24, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 14 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 605 DUI arrests compared with 562 during the same period last year, an increase of 7.7 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of July 18-24, 2016

July 25, 2016

During the week of July 18, 2016, through July 24, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 14 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. One of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 605 DUI arrests […]

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Police are still searching for man reported missing since October

July 25, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a 48-year-old man who was reported missing. Michael Kalla was last seen in Puna in October 2015. His last known address was in Honokaʻa, but he is known to have frequented the Pāhoa and Kalapana areas around the time he was reported missing.

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Strong quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

July 25, 2016

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 occurred in the Admiralty Islands region of Papua New Guinea at 9:39 a.m. HST on Monday, July 25, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.77/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.15/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 3.7 cents per gallon the past week

July 25, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.77/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.15/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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HELCO restores power to all customers on Hawaii Island

July 24, 2016

Hawai‘i Electric Light has restored electric service to the remaining 100 customers in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Leilani Estates, Kapoho, Orchidland Estates, Honoka‘a, and Kailua-Kona who were impacted by high winds from Tropical Storm Darby.

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Sunday (July 24) 5 p.m. UPDATE: Flash Flood Watch is cancelled for Hawaii County

July 24, 2016

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has cancelled the Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii County. At 6 a.m. Hawaii County Police report Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) at Kawa Flats is fully open to traffic.

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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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