Archive | August, 2018

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Volcano Watch: Scientific community lends a hand to measure Kīlauea’s changing shape

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has an extensive network of instruments that helps us monitor how the ground deforms due to magma moving underground.

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Hurricane Miriam forecast to turn north later today

At 11 a.m. HST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Miriam was located near latitude 15.7 North, longitude 141.6 West about 930 miles (1,495 km) east-southeast from Hilo. A turn toward the north is expected later today.

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Police arrest Hilo man for weekend burglary

A 24-year-old Hilo man is in police custody after being arrested yesterday, (August 29), for a burglary that occurred in Hilo over the weekend. Last night at 6:45 pm., an off-duty police officer observed Sanvin Silem in the area of Kawailani Street and Ainaola Boulevard and alerted patrol officers, who took Silem into custody for […]

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Hurricane Miriam enters the Central Pacific

At 5 p.m. HST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Miriam was located near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 140.6 West about 1,025 miles (1,650 km) east-southeast from Hilo. Miriam is moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected tonight.

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Police seek individuals involved in Kailua-Kona robberies

Hawaiiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals wanted in connection with two robbery incidents that occurred in Kailua-Kona. On (August 24), about 8:30 p.m., officers responded to a business located on Alii Drive after the owner of the business reported that two individuals entered the business and demanded money. […]

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Pahoa eruption info meeting rescheduled to Wednesday (Sept 5), was originally set for August 29

The next Pahoa Eruption Information Meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 5, at 5 p.m. at the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The postponement of the meeting comes as first responders are working on damage assessments in the wake of Hurricane Lane. For further information, please call Civil Defense […]

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Debra Smith, a Puna resident, found comfort at and emotional care at the Red Cross Pahoa Shelter. Photo courtesy of Red Cross.

Pahoa Emergency Evacuation Shelter to close on Monday (Sept 17)

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Pahoa Emergency Evacuation Shelter will cease operations at 12 noon, September 17, 2018. Since May 3, 2018, the Pahoa shelter has been in operation and at one point housed over 550 evacuees who were displaced due to the 2018 Puna lava event. “We have about […]

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Hilo man is charged in connection with multiple auto theft cases

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 19-year-old Hilo man in connection with multiple offenses stemming from a series of stolen vehicles. On Tuesday evening, (August 21), at 7:00 p.m., after conferring with prosecutors, police charged Giankarlo Ruben Padilla with three counts of first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, (U.E.M.V) and six counts of unauthorized […]

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Parking at Hawaii airports are forecast to be crowded over the Labor Day weekend

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers of limited parking at the five main airports across the state during the Labor Day weekend due to an anticipated increase in airline passengers or a reduction in available parking spaces. Two improvement projects at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) have reduced the […]

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Early morning fire guts home in Hilo Tuesday (Aug 28)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:39 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Aug 28) to Kapaka Street in Hilo for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story, 2,000 square-foot home engulfed in flames. A truck in the carport was also engulfed in the fire. A resident of the home was able to escape without injury. The […]

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Hunting season opens Labor Day weekend September 1-2 at Pohakuloa Training Area

Pohakuloa Training Area is opening mammal archery hunting this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2. Mammal permits are $25. General permits are $40, which include a mammal permit and a game bird permit during bird season. “We are thrilled to be opening up the training area to local hunters, and the broader community on Hawaii Island […]

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Gov. Ige selects Halawa Valley animal quarantine station as the site of new Oahu Community Correctional Center

The State of Hawaiʻi has completed its review of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the relocation of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC). The Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) and the Department of Public Safety (PSD) submitted the EIS to the state on July 8, 2018. Gov. David Ige and the […]

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Water conservation notice issued for Papaikou due to Hurricane Lane damage

Inclement weather associated with Hurricane Lane caused damage to portions of our Papaikou infrastructure, causing interruptions in water service. DWS is hauling water to maintain water service. As a result, DWS is requesting Papaikou customers to reduce daily water usage by 10% in order to maintain service to all. Listed are some ways to reach […]

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Gov. Ige signs a supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance related to Hurricane Lane

Gov. David Ige has signed a supplementary proclamation to extend relief for disaster damages resulting from Hurricane Lane. While the hurricane weakened rapidly on Friday, Aug. 24, the storm’s moisture was spread over a greater area and resulted in prolonged periods of slow-moving, heavy rain that continues to impact the state. In addition, high winds […]

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