Archive | July, 2016

Cropped image of an electron micrograph of the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). Photo courtesy of CDC/Betty Partin

Hepatitis A case verified on Hawaii Island at Waikoloa restaurant

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a new case of hepatitis A infection in a food service employee on Hawaii Island. The employee has a history of exposure on Oahu and worked at the fast food and catering restaurant, Sushi Shiono Waikoloa.

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The active lava flow on Kīlauea Volcano's south flank crossed the emergency access road in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park this afternoon around 3:20 p.m., HST, providing wonderful lava-viewing experiences for Park visitors. A section of the road can be seen here, with fume from the active lava tube in the far distance behind it, and the active flow front in the foreground. The flow front continued to advance, and was less than 100 meters (yards) from the ocean a few hours later (when this photo was taken). The lava flow reached the ocean about 01:15 a.m. July 26. Photo taken Monday, July 25, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō 61G lava flow crosses the coastal emergency road and enters the ocean

The 61G lava flow extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō entered the ocean, as of as of 1:12 a.m., Tuesday morning, July 26, 2016.

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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

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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Michael Kalla

Police are still searching for man reported missing since October

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

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

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

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

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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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.

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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).

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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

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

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

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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