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Flash Flood Warning extended for the entire Island of Hawaii Friday (Aug 24)

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County until 2:30 a.m. HST Saturday, August 25, 2018. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. DO NOT TRAVEL DUE TO ONGOING FLOOD IMPACTS.

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Verizon offers free services for its customers in Hawaii affected by Hurricane Lane

For all of its customers in the state of Hawaii facing the wrath of Hurricane Lane, Verizon Wireless is saying, “We’ve Got Your Back.” From August 24 through August 28, Verizon is providing its postpaid and prepaid customers who reside in the Aloha State free calling, texting and data. “People rely on our network every […]

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Dept of Transportation update on Hurricane Lane’s impacts

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is continuing to respond to damages caused by heavy rains on Hawaii Island, storm impacts and fire response on Maui, the beginning of storm effect on Oahu and continues preparing on Kauai.

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Updates on Hawaii Electric Light power outages for Friday (Aug 24)

As Hurricane Lane slowly passes Hawai‘i Island, Hawai‘i Electric Light employees are responding to power outages caused by torrential rains, strengthening winds, and catastrophic flooding. About 9,500 customers around the island experienced power outages related to heavy rain and fallen trees. Electric service has been restored to the majority of these customers.

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Hurricane Lane Red Cross evacuation center update for Friday (Aug 24)

Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are supporting the following County evacuation centers across the State in response to Hurricane Lane. As of Thursday night, there were a total of 1,526 people across 36 shelters statewide. Residents are encouraged to listen to their local County Civil Defense for further updates.

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Hawaiian Airlines offers travel waiver for Hurricane Lane

Effective immediately, guests holding tickets for travel on Hawaiian Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines codeshare* flights departing to/from/within/via the State of Hawaii (LIH/HNL/OGG/JHM/MKK/LNY/ITO/KOA), from August 21, 2018 through August 28, 2018 will be permitted the following waivers:

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Dept of Transportation reports on Hurricane Lane’s effects and preparation

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is responding to storm effects on Hawaii Island and Maui and continues to prepare for potential impacts of Hurricane Lane on Oahu and Kauai. Hawaii Island Airports Hilo Airport and Ellison Onizuka International Airport at Keahole do not have any reported damages. Messages alerting incoming visitors of the Hurricane […]

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Red Cross evacuation shelters open for those seeking refuge from Hurricane Lane

The Hawaii State Department of Health is advising the public to stay out of streams, coastal, and standing waters that are contaminated by stormwater. Stormwater may contain harmful micro-organisms from overflowing cesspools or septic tanks as well as animal waste washed into streams and storm drains.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light business offices remain closed on Friday (Aug 24)

Hawai‘i Electric Light’s Customer Service and Engineering offices will remain closed to walk-in customers tomorrow, August 24. The company has been closely monitoring Hurricane Lane as it nears Hawai‘i Island. The National Weather Service forecasts impacts will continue into the weekend, and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense officials have advised the community to stay off streets […]

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Police remind public that County and State parks are closed due to Hurricane Lane

Police are reminding the public that County and State parks are closed due to extreme weather conditions resulting from Hurricane Lane. Parks in the South Hilo District are Carvalho Park, Boiling Pots, Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, and all beach parks. Although county crews have erected barricades in these areas to prevent accidents or injuries, police […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku Unit will remain closed Friday due to Hurricane Lane

The Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will remain closed through Fri., Aug. 24 due to Hurricane Lane. The community Talk Story event about the future of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has been rescheduled for Thurs., Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Friday’s Artist in Residence program with artist Hasan Elahi is canceled and it […]

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HELCO business offices closed on August 23, 2018 due to Hurricane Lane

Due to unsafe weather conditions from Hurricane Lane, Hawai‘i Electric Light’s Customer Service and Engineering offices will be closed to walk-in customers today. Heavy, steady rain has caused flooding and landslides, resulting in some road closures. The Hawai‘i County Civil Defense has advised the public to stay off the roads due to dangerous driving conditions […]

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Flash Flood, Hurricane and High Surf Warnings for Hawaii Island

Flash Flood Warning for the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County until 12:45 a.m. HST Thursday (Aug 23). At 9:39 p.m. HST, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported that Bayfront Highway in Hilo was closed due to flooding. High water levels are also being reported on the Honolii Stream, Kawainui Stream and Wailuku River. Radar and […]

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President Trump approves Gov. Ige’s request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

Gov. Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Hawai‘i has been approved. Word came late Wednesday afternoon that the governor’s request was granted, as Hurricane Lane approaches the Hawaiian Islands. The declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide appropriate assistance for emergency […]

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