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Police investigating burglary which occured during storm

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a burglary at the Hawaiian Shores Community Association’s warehouse in August. On August 22, unknown persons removed a yellow Durostar Generator model DS4000S and a Stihl 14-inch chainsaw. The generator belonged to the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency and was on loan […]

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SBA offers low interest loans for those affected by Tropical Storm Iselle

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Hawaii residents and business owners affected by Tropical Storm Iselle that occurred August 7 – 9, 2014, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the October 16 denial of the state’s appeal for […]

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Mayor Kenoi thankful for Iselle disaster declaration

MEDIA RELEASE Mayor Billy Kenoi statement on President Obama’s Hawaii Disaster Declaration: “We want to thank President Obama, Governor Abercrombie, and all those who worked on this request for assistance to restore our public infrastructure following Tropical Storm Iselle,” said County of Hawaiʻi Mayor Billy Kenoi. “This federal assistance will help us to repair public […]

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Residents in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Puna work to cover damaged portions of a roof torn away by Tropical Storm Iselle. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

FEMA Disaster Declaration issued for TS Iselle damage

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Hawaii to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm Iselle during the period of August 7-9, 2014.

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The start of the Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact meeting while it was civil. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting (Aug 30)

Video from the Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting Saturday (Aug 30) at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School). Concerns and questions are raised about the release of Hydrogen Sulfide gas on the day night of Tropical Storm Iselle.

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A home in Hawaiian Paradise Park damaged from a fallen tree during Tropical Storm Iselle. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

FEMA denies request for disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Iselle damage

The State of Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration due to Tropical Storm Iselle was denied today by Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate.

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Iselle: Emergency loans available for farmers

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Agriculture has approved an emergency loan program for farmers across the state who are suffering from recent storm damage. “Our field surveys and reports from farmers indicate significant damage to not only crops, but to some facilities and farm infrastructure,” said Scott Enright, chairperson of the Hawaii Board of […]

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Election challenged in Hawaii Supreme Court

MEDIA RELEASE A lawsuit filed Thursday, Aug. 21 by Pahoa residents and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii Foundation asks the State Supreme Court to allow any registered voter affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a vote that will be included in the August 2014 primary results. The lawsuit also asks the Court […]

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Ruderman concern over Puna election

The following is an open letter from Sen. Russell Ruderman: I wish to express my concern for the people of Puna and my dismay at the seemingly dismissive attitude displayed by election officials concerning the primary elections in the Puna District. Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Iselle on Friday, August 8, election officials […]

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Police ask community to be patient as work crews restore power and access

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Police Department has received information that members of the public have been confronting work crews from HELCO that are attempting to restore power to the lower Puna area. HELCO personnel, along with personnel from various County departments, are continuing to address the electrical power and road issues that were caused by […]

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Residents in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Puna work to cover damaged portions of a roof torn away by Tropical Storm Iselle. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Tropical Storm Iselle post-impact update for Saturday (Aug 9)

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews have been working to safely restore power to customers who have lost electricity as a result of Tropical Storm Iselle. Crews brought back power to 3,400 customers over the last few hours by restoring the south transmission line tie as well as distribution circuits between Keaau to Pahala.

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A car makes its way up Makuu Drive in Hawaiian Paradise Park after crews and volunteers cut a path through fallen trees brought down from Tropical Storm Iselle. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Puna powers through aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle

Volunteers joined County, State and Subdivision crews to clean-up Puna in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle which made landfall with near hurricane force winds early Friday morning (Aug 8).

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Iselle downgraded to a Tropical Storm, still packing 70 mph winds

Iselle weakens to a Tropical Storm with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph and higher gusts. Iselle is still producing damaging rains, wind and surf. Reports of numerous trees down across roadways and utility lines Thursday night (Aug 7).

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