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Tropic Care 2018 – Eye Glasses Pick Up

Hilo State Building front Lobby 75 Aupuni Street Hilo, Hawaii 96720 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, July 5 Friday, July 6 Monday, July 9 Tuesday, July 10 Questions? call 974-6025

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Police urge public to have a safe Fourth of July

In Hawaii, we love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often the festivities turn tragic on our roads. This iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.

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Public informational meetings on cesspools in Kailua-Kona and Hilo

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) will hold public informational meetings beginning next week and scheduled through August to explain the impact cesspools are having on drinking water and sensitive surface waters. The meetings will also provide information on possible solutions to the cesspools.

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Blood Bank of Hawaii’s Kona blood drive July 4-6, 2018

The Blood Bank of Hawaii is holding their blood drives July 4-6, 2018 in Kona. Donors can also be eligible to win a gift card and grand prize island getaway.

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An aerial view of Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano captured from an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) overflight video on May 31, 2018. Limited UAS flights into this hazardous area are conducted with permission and coordination with Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park to collect visual information on this changing eruption site. Scientists will examine the video footage in detail to understand the evolution of the expanding collapse area and assess hazards at Kīlauea’s summit. Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Community meetings on volcanic ash and vog in West Hawaii (June 20 & 21)

Two community meetings on volcanic ash and vog will be held this week in West Hawaii. Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria (81-901 Onouli Rd. in Kealakekua) Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School cafeteria (68-1730 Hooko St. in Waikoloa Village) Residents will have their […]

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Volcanic ash and vog community meeting in Kona Wednesday (June 20)

There will be a volcanic ash and vog community meeting in Kona Wednesday (June 20). Hawaii County Civil Defense, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Hawaii State Department of Health will be in attendance. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Konawaena High School Cafeteria.

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.Spc. Heidy Silvia, an U.S. Army Reserve dental technician X-rays a patient's teeth during Operation Tropic Care 2017 on the Island of Kauai.

The U.S. Army will be providing free medical care at Kea‘au High School June 18-28, 2018

The 1984th U.S. Army Hospital- Pacific, 9th Mission Support Command, will host Exercise Tropic Care 2018, a U.S. Army Reserve medical outreach exercise June 18 – 28 at Kea‘au High School, Hawaii. The Oahu-based 1984th USAH-P will conduct an Innovative Readiness Training Mission to provide medical care to the underserved communities of Hawaii.

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Hawaii to ban pesticides containing chlorpyrifos

Gov. David Ige signed SB3095 Wednesday, which completely bans the use of pesticides containing the potentially harmful chemical chlorpyrifos starting in 2023. Hawai‘i becomes the first state in the country to prohibit the chemical. Starting Jan. 1, 2019, users of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos or other restricted use pesticides will be required to report annually to […]

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This fish-eye view of the lava delta filling the former Kapoho Bay shows that while the delta margin nearest the ocean has cooled somewhat, the lava flow front is still very hot and producing laze (lava haze). Laze is a local hazard composed of acidic gases and volcanic glass fragments and should be avoided. Photo taken Wednesday, June 6, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Fissure 8 still very active sending lava to Kapoho, summit ash eruption Wednesday (June 6)

The National Weather Service reports slow, easterly winds are expected to bring vog to the island interior starting tonight, and over the next two days. The wind is blowing in the southwest direction and ash fallout may affect the areas of Volcano and Pahala.

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Mayor Kim suspends several county laws to allow for temporary emergency shelters

On May 30, 2018, Mayor Harry Kim issued his Second Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that suspended a number of county laws relating to building, land use and other related laws, in order to facilitate the establishment of temporary emergency shelters on specific sites approved by the County, and independently supported by private organizations.

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FSIS Recalls

Hormel recalls some SPAM and Luncheon Loaf products for possible metal pieces contamination

Hormel Food Corp., a Fremont, NE establishment, is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday, May 26, 2018.

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Ash masks to be distributed on May 25-26 in Pahala, Volcano, Naalehu, HOVE, and Keaau

MEDIA RELEASE To protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash, free N95 masks will be distributed as follows: Friday, May 25, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cooper Center, Volcano Pahala Community Center, Pahala Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu Hawaiian Ocean View Community Center, HOVE Shipman Gym, Keaau Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. – […]

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Ash masks to be distributed May 23-26 in Pahala, Volcano, Naalehu, HOVE and Keaau

To protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash, free N95 masks will be distributed as follows: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 23-25, 2018 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cooper Center, Volcano Pahala Community Center, Pahala Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu Hawaiian Ocean View Community Center, HOVE Shipman Gym, Keaau Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at all locations. Free masks will […]

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EPA installing air monitoring equipment at Kapoho Verizon Tower location. Photo courtesy of EPA

EPA monitoring emissions from volcanic fissures in Puna

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Region continues to support efforts to analyze public health threats from volcanic gas emissions, including managing technical data and enhancing multi-agency air monitoring of the emissions. EPA’s work is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) federal response to the Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island.

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