Archive | August, 2016

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Tropical Storm Madeline weakening, Tropical Storm Warning continues

Madeline’s maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Steady weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Madeline is expected to weaken to a Tropical Depression by Friday.

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County and State facilities to reopen Thursday (Sept 1)

Starting tomorrow, all County and State facilities, offices and services will be restored including Hele-On Bus service starting with the 3:15 AM bus to West Hawaii. Solid waste transfer stations and landfills will open according to regular schedule. County Parks will open and programs will resume on a case by case basis pending damage assessments […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 31, 2016

On the East Rift Zone, the “61g” lava flow continued to advance across the coastal plain and enter the ocean. The lava flow does not pose an immediate threat to nearby communities.

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Volcano Watch: Charcoal is good for more than the barbeque

To help determine the timing of eruptive activity, geologists use a radiocarbon age-dating technique. Collecting charcoal is the most common method used in Hawaii, not only by geologists, but also by archaeologists, ecologists, and others.

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Power outages update from HELCO Wednesday (Aug 31)

Throughout the day, Hawai‘i Electric Light crews worked to restore power as quickly as possible to customers who lost electricity as a result of Tropical Storm Madeline. As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, approximately 235 customers in Honoka‘a, Kohala, South Hilo, Mountain View, Kurtistown, and Hawaiian Paradise Park are without power. During the course of the […]

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Food Basket’s 15th Annual Feed-A-Thon interrupted by Hurricane Madeline

Tommy Ching says the yearly drive is an opportunity to reconnect with the community island-wide. “It’s disappointing that I only got to see half of Hilo during the East Hawai`i stretch of the drive.” Non-perishable food and monetary donations have been accepted during the first seven days of the drive and will continue to be […]

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Hurricane Warning for Hawaii Island as Madeline approaches

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Steady weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is closing state forest and park areas on the islands of Hawaii and Maui, in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Madeline.
 
DLNR is asking for the public’s cooperation with this announcement of area closures as the storm approaches.  Additional closures may follow over the week, and updates will be provided to news media and on the department’s website.

DLNR to close areas for arrival of Hurricane Madeline

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is closing state forest and park areas on the islands of Hawaii and Maui, in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Madeline. DLNR is asking for the public’s cooperation with this announcement of area closures as the storm approaches. Additional closures may follow over the week, and […]

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Red Cross and Hawaii County opens evacuation shelters

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU, HI- August 30, 2016: The Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaii Red Cross have partnered to open Big Island hurricane evacuation shelters at 5 p.m. today in response to Hurricane Madeline at the following sites (please listen to the radio or local media for any changes and further updates): HAWAII COUNTY […]

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Strong quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Magnitude 6.7 Depth 499 km Time 31 Aug 2016 13:11:36 UTC 30 Aug 2016 17:11:36 HST Location with respect to nearby cities 39 km (24 mi) E of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea 93 km (57 mi) NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 253 km (156 mi) ESE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea 358 km (221 […]

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Island Air to waive change fees during hurricanes Madeline and Lester

Island Air will waive reservation change fees and differences in fares for customers needing to change their travel plans due to Hurricanes Madeline and Lester. Effective immediately, customers ticketed for travel on Island Air from August 31, 2016 through September 3, 2016 will be permitted to change their reservations without charge to ticketed flights through […]

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Government and business temporary closures due to Hurricane Madeline

State and County government services will be closed along with Hele-On Bus service, solid waste transfer stations and landfills. Essential goverment services, such as the emergency services, will be open.

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School closures due to Hurricane Madeline Wednesday (Aug 31)

All UH facilities on Hawaiʻi Island will be closed Wednesday in advance of Hurricane Madeline. Hawaii public schools on Hawaii Island will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Thursday, Sept. 1. Many private schools are also closed.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning in South Kohala.

On Monday (August 29) officers responded to a 3:40 p.m. report of an unresponsive woman in a pool at a resort on Mauna Kea Beach Drive. When police and Fire Department personnel arrived, resort staff members were attempting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Fire Department personnel took over attempts to revive the victim but were unsuccessful.

Police investigate possible drowning of California woman in South Kohala Monday (Aug 29)

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a possible drowning in South Kohala. On Monday (August 29) officers responded to a 3:40 p.m. report of an unresponsive woman in a pool at a resort on Mauna Kea Beach Drive. When police and Fire Department personnel arrived, resort staff members were attempting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Fire Department personnel took […]

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