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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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No mail delivery, Hawaii Island Post Offices closed on Thursday (Aug 23)

In anticipation of the impact of Hurricane Lane, the U.S. Postal Service announced the following adjustments to its operations for Thursday, Aug. 23: Hawaii island – There will be no mail delivery and all post offices will be closed on Thursday; there will be no mail pickup from blue USPS mail boxes

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Bank of Hawaii closes West Hawaii branches at noon due to Hurricane Lane

Bank of Hawaii has announced that it will be taking precautionary safety steps in light of Hurricane Lane. Hawaii island Bank of Hawaii will be closing all West Hawaii island branches (Honoka‘a Branch, In-Store Branch-KTA Keauhou, Kamuela Branch, Kealakekua Branch and Kona Banking Center), at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 22. Westside branches will stay closed until […]

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Coast Guard elevates Hawaii Island commercial ports to condition ZULU

Coast Guard sets port condition ZULU for Hawaii County, YANKEE for all other Hawaiian commercial ports ahead of Hurricane Lane Honolulu, HI Weather Forecast Office NWS Forecast Office Honolulu, HI Editors’ Note: Click on images to download high-resolution version. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition ZULU for the Hawaii […]

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