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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for Kauai County at 3:20 p.m. on 3/5/12. Image courtesy, NWS & NOAA.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Kauai County
March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing winds in excess of 58 mph. The National Weather Service issued the Watch for areas that include Lihue, Waimea, Hanapepe, Anahola and Hanalei.


Ocean side of the damaged culvert on Kauai's Kuhio Highway.  Water erosion from heavy rains have undermined the Kuhio Highway foundation (photo taken Monday, March 5). Photo courtesy Hawaii State Department of Transportation.
Disaster Proclamation Issued for Repairs to Kaua’i’s Kuhio Hwy
March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Heavy rains over the last two weekends are being blamed for erosion to the soil foundation and the partial collapse of a 15-foot diameter steel culvert beneath the highway, according to the proclamation.


Sharon Suzuki. Photo courtesy MECO.
BREAKING: New Maui Electric Company President Appointed
March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui Electric Company has appointed Sharon M. Suzuki as the company’s next president. Suzuki, whose appointment takes effect on May 1, 2012, fills the post being vacated by the retirement of Ed Reinhardt


mauinow file image.
BRIEF: Lengthy Kaupakalua Road Closure Due to Vehicle-Pole Accident
March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Maui police say repairs to a utility pole forced the lengthy 10-hour closure of Kaupakalua Road in Haiku overnight. The closure went into effect at 8:24 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2012, and lasted until 6:30 a.m. today.


RB Color Curve map 3/5/12 21:00 UTC, courtesy NOAA & NWS.
Waterspout Reported North of Kahului
March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A special marine warning is in effect for Maui County windward waters after a waterspout was spotted earlier this morning. The warning has been extended until 1:30 p.m.


Congresswoman Mazie Hirono helps share Hawaii’s beautiful protea, ginger, and birds of paradise at the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show. Courtesy photo.
Maui Represented at Prestigious 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show
March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Maui County Office of Economic Development purchased 10 booths for the show, which features the theme, Hawaii: Islands of Aloha.


Photo by Wendy Osher.
Licensing Rush at DMV Met with Long Lines
March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Drivers who wanted to beat the rush before today’s legal presence law went into effect, were met with long lines on Friday at the DMV. Individuals say they waited about three hours during the midday rush.


Map courtesy National Weather Service & NOAA. 3/5/12. 9:59 a.m.
Wet Weather Continues Over Western Portion of State
March 5th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Maui News, Weather
 

At 6:30 p.m., the National Weather Service reported radar showing moderate to heavy rain over East Maui from Kipahulu to Hana. The area of rainfall was nearly stationary. Otehr locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Hamoa and Nahiku.


mauinow file image.
Hawai’i Army National Guard Gets $35M for Facilities Upgrade
March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Hawai’i has received $35 million in federal funding to construct a Combined Support Maintenance Shop for the Hawai’i Army National Guard. The project will consist of building a new maintenance shop and renovating two existing facilities.


File photo by Wendy Osher. Rainbow over the Kaho'olewa Ridge.
Flood Advisory for Maui Until 4:30 p.m. 3/3/12
March 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

The Flood Advisory for Maui has since been canceled. Radar and rain gauges show that heavy rains have ended.


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