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Tropical Storm Ignacio moving away from main Hawaiian Islands, high surf warning in effect Hurricane Jimena should not affect Hawaii other than high surf Mules and horse used to rescue hikers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Public urged to prepare for hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 27, 2015 Volcano Watch: What happens to lava flows after they enter the ocean? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 20, 2015 Volcano Watch: The Overflows of Halema‘uma‘u Crater Sheraton hosting inaugural Manta Ray Week Remnants of Hilda bring heavy rain to Hawaii Island, Flash Flood Watch in effect
 
Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 a.m. HST Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Tropical Storm Ignacio moving away from main Hawaiian Islands, high surf warning in effect

Ignacio weakens to a tropical storm but dangerous high surf will be affecting east facing shores of the island.

Tropical Storm Kilo, Hawaii, Tropical Storm Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena in this image taken at 11 p.m. HST Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Hurricane Jimena should not affect Hawaii other than high surf

An east swell from distant Hurricane Jimena will build surf along east facing shores through the weekend. East facing shores are currently seeing high surf from Hurricane Ignacio.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park stock manager Jordan Barthold (first) and first responder TJ Magno head down Keauhou Trail Thursday (Aug 27). 

Mules and horse used to rescue hikers at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Last week, park mules and a horse transported two injured hikers suffering from dehydration to safety.

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Public urged to prepare for hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena

National Weather Service (NWS) reported this morning that Ignacio maintained its Category 1 strength overnight and is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane sometime today. Forecasts show Ignacio weakening back to Category 1 status as it approaches, and impacts to the state could be felt as early as Sunday evening.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 27, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level, which fluctuates in response to summit inflation and deflation, varied this past week between about 148–190 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

1950 Mauna Loa eruption. Label on back: “Official Photo, U.S. Air Force.”

Volcano Watch: What happens to lava flows after they enter the ocean?

Does lava continue to flow exactly as it did on land or does it behave differently after it enters the ocean?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 20, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level, which fluctuates in response to summit inflation and deflation, varied this past week between about 197–220 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

The overflow of Halema‘uma‘u Crater on February 23, 1918. Photo by T.A. Jaggar from the HVO Record Book courtesy of Bishop Museum.

Volcano Watch: The Overflows of Halema‘uma‘u Crater

In early 1918, visitors swarmed to Kīlauea Volcano to see a splendid show. The molten lake in Halema‘uma‘u had been rising and the pit was almost full. Soon lava spilled over the crater rim onto the floor of Kīlauea’s summit.

Keller Laros talks about his work to protect the West Hawaii manta ray population. (Hawaii 24/7 photo by Karin Stanton)

Sheraton hosting inaugural Manta Ray Week

Art, cultural and educational event wraps up with silent auction, lecture Saturday evening

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Remnants of Hilda bring heavy rain to Hawaii Island, Flash Flood Watch in effect

The remnants of Hilda are moving over Hawaii Island producing heavy rainfall a flash flood watch is in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday (Aug 15). There may be thunderstorms, mudslides and streams overflowing their banks.

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Flash flood watch, high surf warning for east facing shore of Hawaii Island

September 3, 2015

Due to unstable weather conditions across the state, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood watch for all islands effective through midnight tonight. The High Surf Warning for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect through 6 p.m. tonight.

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Police are searching for a Pepeekeo girl reported missing

September 2, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 17-year-old Pepeʻekeo girl, who was reported missing. Shaniyah Das-Lauro was last seen in Hilo on June 6. She is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-2, 105 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Arson investigation underway for Ocean View fire, woman arrested

Arson investigation underway for Ocean View fire, woman arrested

September 2, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an arson investigation in connection with a fire Wednesday morning in Ocean View. In response to a 6:02 a.m. call, police arrived at a house fire on the 92-8800 block of Reef Circle Mauka, where firefighters were on the scene. Damage to the structure was estimated at $175,000. […]

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SUV crashes into school bus, no injuries reported

September 2, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE No one was injured when a sports-utility vehicle crashed into a school bus carrying students Wednesday morning (September 2) in Ocean View. In response to a 6:42 a.m. call, Kaʻū officers determined that the bus was traveling south on Princess Kaʻiulani Boulevard when an SUV traveling west on Lehua Parkway and operated by […]

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Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

High surf warning still in effect forcing the closure of some shoreline areas

September 2, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawaii Island through 4:15 p.m. this afternoon. Due to unstable and moist air conditions heavy rain and thunder showers can be expected for parts of the island. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to be prepared for hazardous conditions to include ponding and […]

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Public hearings on the transfer of Oceanic Cable to Charter Communications

September 1, 2015

The public hearings are being held to seek comments and opinions regarding the Proposed Transfer and any cable-related issues. Hawaii Island public hearings are September 9 in Hilo, September 10 in Kona.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the flood advisory for Hawaii Island until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1).

At 5:30 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain nin miles south of Volcano, the airea of rain was nearly stationary.

Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Pahala, Volcano and Mountain View.

Flood advisory issued for Hawaii Island is extended due to heavy rains

September 1, 2015

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the flood advisory for Hawaii Island until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1). At 5:30 p.m. weather radar showed heavy rain nin miles south of Volcano, the airea of rain was nearly stationary. Other locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to, Pahala, Volcano and Mountain […]

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Police are searching for a Mountain View man reported missing

September 1, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 32-year-old Puna man who was reported missing. A mainland relative of Gregory Voight of Mountain View reported him missing on August 27. He is described as 6-feet tall, 180 pounds with blue eyes, short brown hair and a beard and mustache.

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Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

High Surf Warning continues, roadway and some beach parks closed

September 1, 2015

The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect and has been extended through 6 a.m. Wednesday (Sept 2). Dangerous surf conditions continue to be observed and reported across areas of East Hawaii. Surf heights of 10-15 feet are forecasted for the east facing shores of […]

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Monday, August 31, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio losing strength, high surf warning in effect

August 31, 2015

Ignacio is a category 1 hurricane and is forecast to rapidly weaken. A high surf warning is in effect along east facing shores.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 43-year-old Hāmākua man who is wanted on a bench warrant.

Dan Vanells, who also goes by the names Dan Van Ells and “Danno,” is wanted for contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with another incident.

He is described as 5-foot-10, 175 pounds with hazel eyes, blond hair and possibly a goatee. He was last known to live in Waipio Valley.

Police are searching for a Hamakua man wanted on a warrant

August 31, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 43-year-old Hāmākua man who is wanted on a bench warrant. Dan Vanells, who also goes by the names Dan Van Ells and “Danno,” is wanted for contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with another incident. He is described as 5-foot-10, 175 pounds with […]

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During the week of August 24, 2015, through August 30, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes.

So far this year, there have been 693 DUI arrests compared with 790 during the same period last year, a decrease of 12.3 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of August 24-30, 2015

August 31, 2015

During the week of August 24, 2015, through August 30, 2015, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 693 DUI arrests compared with 790 during the same period last year, a decrease […]

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