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High Surf and Winter Weather Advisories for Hawaii Island Friday (Feb 15) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 14, 2019 Volcano Watch: Why do some Hawaii earthquakes occur so far offshore? Construction at Hilo International Airport parking lot closes exits at night (Feb 11-15) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 7, 2019 Volcano Watch: Geology of the past, how long will the eruption last?
 
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High Surf and Winter Weather Advisories for Hawaii Island Friday (Feb 15)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 14, 2019

Deformation signals are consistent with refilling of Kīlauea Volcano’s deep East Rift Zone. Sulfur dioxide emission rates in the lower ERZ have been below detection limits since early September 2018.

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Volcano Watch: Why do some Hawaii earthquakes occur so far offshore?

Seismologists call these events “flexural earthquakes” to reflect their cause (bending of the Pacific Plate).

Hilo International Airport exits closed 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. February 11-15, 2019. Image courtesy HDOT

Construction at Hilo International Airport parking lot closes exits at night (Feb 11-15)

The two exit lanes leading out of the parking lot will be closed overnight at about 10 p.m. and will reopen at 4 a.m., weather permitting.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 7, 2019

Kīlauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

Fissure 8 reactivates in late May and becomes the dominant vent in the LERZ eruption.

Volcano Watch: Geology of the past, how long will the eruption last?

How did scientists evaluate how long the Kilauea Eruption would last in 2018?

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Bank of Hawaii temporarily closing Hamakua branch due to power outage

February 11, 2019

Bank of Hawaii is taking precautionary safety steps and temporarily closing its Hamakua Branch today, Monday, Feb. 11, due to a power outage caused by downed electrical poles in the vicinity. Customers may use BOH’s Kamuela Branch at 67-1191 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI 96743.

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State recruitment open for adult corrections officers

February 11, 2019

The Department of Public Safety is currently looking for people, on all islands, interested in becoming an adult corrections officer (ACO). Statewide ACO recruitment is open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) website. It closes on March 1.

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Police charge Puna man with terroristic threatening

February 11, 2019

Hawai’i Island Police have charged a Puna man following a reported threat that occurred at a residence in Hawaiian Acres at the beginning of February. The suspect is identified as 54-year-old William Alfred Peleiholani. On Friday, (February 1), a Hawaiian Acres couple returned to their home and discovered it had been burglarized. While awaiting police […]

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Paauilo emergency water restriction Monday (Feb 11)

February 11, 2019

Due to equipment failure, an Emergency Water Restriction is issued for the Paʻauilo area. Customers should restrict water usage to health and safety needs only (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes only). Irrigation activities should cease. Water is currently being hauled to meet the community’s needs; please kōkua and limit water usage.

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 12.3 cents per gallon the past week

February 11, 2019

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 12.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.7 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.28/g, according to GasBuddy.

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County vehicle registration and license services suspended in Kona & Waimea

February 11, 2019

The Finance Department reports that Vehicle Registration and Driver’s License Services are not available in Waimea and at the West Hawaii Civic Center until further notice due to severed cables by falling trees. Services are available in Hilo and Pahoa. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we restore services.

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Schools in Honokaa and some roadways closed due to storm effects Monday (Feb 11)

February 11, 2019

Due to power outage The Department of Education reports that Honokaa High School, Honokaa Middle School, and Honokaa Elementary School will be closed today. All of the greater Honokaa area is without power due to trees bringing down the power lines. Parks and Recreation will keep all beach parks and camping grounds closed until further […]

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State DLNR continues to monitor the effects of the powerful winter storm

February 10, 2019

Personnel from numerous DLNR Divisions continue monitoring the impacts of the major winter storm bearing down on Hawaii. DLNR Chair Suzanne Case and Sam Lemmo administrator of the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands spent the day on Oahu’s north shore where there is particular concern about coastal erosion and wave inundation. They watched […]

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Hawaii Island HELCO customers asked to conserve power Sunday night (Feb 10)

February 10, 2019

Hawai‘i Electric Light is asking Hawai‘i Island customers to conserve electricity use this evening. Crews are working to restore transmission lines that supply power from independent power producers Hamakua Energy Partners and Hawi Renewable Development to the electric grid.

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High wind and surf causes for the Hawaiian Islands

February 10, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Hawaii Island. Multiple power outages have been reported.

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Hawaii Island Shooting Range temporary closure for improvements starting Feb 25

February 10, 2019

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement will work on safety improvements at the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200/Saddle Road) Mile Marker 16 Shooting Range from Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 1, 2019. The shooting range will be closed during the week.

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Possible extreme danger from high wind and surf starting Sunday (Feb 10)

February 9, 2019

This is a Civil Defense update message for 5 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019. The National Weather Service forecast dangerous conditions of high wind and surf throughout Hawaii Island starting Sunday and lasting for several days. Due to the unpredictable nature and extreme danger from high wind and surf, the following are in effect:

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of Feburary 9-15, 2019

February 9, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11/190) — 1) KALAOA Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in both directions in the vicinity of Mile Markers 31 to 33 on Monday, Feb. 11 through Friday, Feb. […]

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Mechanical loading of mulch not available at East Hawaii facility February 8-13, 2019

February 8, 2019

The County of Hawaiʻi was recently notified by Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC, that the supply of mulch has been depleted at the East Hawaiʻi Organics Facility in Hilo. Mechanical loading of mulch will not be available from Friday, February 8 through Wednesday, February 13, at the East Hawaiʻi Organics Facility.

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