Archive | August, 2015

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

Hurricane Ignacio losing strength, high surf warning in effect

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

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

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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Police are searching for a Kailua-Kona girl reported missing

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 15-year-old Kailua-Kona girl who was reported missing. Shalee Minamishin was last seen in the Hāmākua District on July 31. She is described as 5-foot-3, 160 pounds with brown eyes and long brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 8.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 12.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.47/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 8.2 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 8.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 12.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.47/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1).

Surf along east facing shores is forecast to be in the 12-20 foot range today through Tuesday.

High Surf Warning for east facing shores of Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning for east facing shores of Hawaii Island until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1). Surf along east facing shores is forecast to be in the 12-20 foot range today through Tuesday.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Sunday, August 30, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio forecast to rapidly weaken, may become a tropical storm by Tuesday

Ignacio is a category 3 hurricane and is forecast to rapidly weaken and become a tropical storm by Tuesday. Tropical storm watch is discontinued.

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 5 p.m. HST Saturday, August 29, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Ignacio is a category four hurricane, tropical storm watch for Hawaii Island

Ignacio is a major hurricane. A tropical storm watch has been issued for Hawaii Island and Maui County, tropical storm conditions are possible starting Sunday night (Aug 30).

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) for north, east and south shores of Hawaii Island.

Surf is forecast to be in the 6-12 foot range overnight rising to 15-20 feet late Sunday.

Very high ocean water is forecast to be surging and sweeping across beaches, coastal benches and lava flows creating the potential for impacts to coastal properties and infrastructure including roadways.

High surf warning for Hawaii Island until Tuesday (Sept 1)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 1) for north, east and south shores of Hawaii Island. Surf is forecast to be in the 6-12 foot range overnight rising to 15-20 feet late Sunday. Very high ocean water is forecast to be surging and sweeping […]

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Monthly Civil Defense siren test cancelled for Tuesday (Sept 1)

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (formerly State Civil Defense) has cancelled the monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2015. This cancellation is to avoid confusion as Hurricane Ignacio moves by the Hawaiian Islands.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island through today and for east facing shores of the island through Sunday (Aug 30).

High surf advisory for Hawaii Island, may reach warning levels later

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high surf advisory for west facing shores of Hawaii Island through today and for east facing shores of the island through Sunday (Aug 30).

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

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of August 29-September 4, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) KAAWALII GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between Jardine Road and Old Mamalahoa Highway in the vicinity of Kaawalii […]

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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Friday, August 28, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricane Ignacio forecast to track near Hawaii Island

Ignacio is a category one hurricane and may strength further over the next day or so followed by weakening which is expected to begin Sunday.

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Hawaiian Electric Companies prepare for Hurricane Ignacio

With significant rainfall and thunderstorms expected from Hurricane Ignacio, the Hawaiian Electric Companies have activated our emergency response plans and have been making preparations to quickly respond to customer outages and other potential impacts to our systems.

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