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Lahaina Halloween 2013, photo courtesy MPD.
Maui Police Anticipate Crowd of 30,000 at Lahaina Halloween
October 16th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui Business, Maui News

Maui police anticipate a crowd of at least 30,000 at the upcoming Halloween festivities in Lahaina this year, in part because the event falls on a Friday, just ahead of the weekend. The projections are slightly ahead of last year when an estimated 28,000 people attended the event.

Wailuku Water Company president Avery Chumbley oversees the release of water above Kepaniwai on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.  The release was part of an agreement reached with several environmental groups including Hui O Nā Wai ʻEhā and Earthjustice.  Photo 10/13/14 by Wendy Osher.
Dispute Over Stream Flow Continues after Celebratory Release
October 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

Days after the celebratory release of water at ʻĪao, parties involved in the settlement remain at odds over the amount of water being returned in Wailuku.

What's closed, cancelled and postponed in Maui County due to Tropical Storm Ana. Graphics by Wendy Osher.
List of Closures and Cancellations For Maui County Due to Ana
October 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The following are a list of closures and cancellations that were made in anticipation of the approach of potential for severe weather associated with Ana.

Malika Dudley.
Malika Dudley Hired as Chief Meteorologist
October 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business, Maui News

Maui Now and Big Island Now are pleased to announce a new addition of Malika Dudley to our news team as the Chief Meteorologist for both online publications.

Satellite imagery, 5 p.m. HST, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, courtesy NOAA/NWS.
UPDATE: 5 p.m. 10/15/14, Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Hawaiʻi County
October 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather

In the best case scenario ANA goes well south and is nothing but a high surf event. The worst case scenario is landfall which could bring flooding rains, extreme winds, storm surge and coastal flooding.

Department of Education logo.
Hawaii DOE to Close Hawaiʻi Island Public Schools on Friday
October 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education announced the closure of Hawaiʻi Island public schools on Friday due to the anticipation of severe weather associated with Tropical Storm Ana.

Wind and rainfall potential impacts. Image courtesy NOAA/NWS.
UPDATE 2 p.m. 10/15/14: Onset of Ana Impacts to Begin Friday
October 15th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Maui News, Weather

Potential threats include flash flooding, strong and damaging winds, and coastal inundation over the main Hawaiian Island Friday through Monday.

Governor Neil Abercrombie. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Emergency Proclamation Signed as Ana Approaches State
October 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana, which is forecast to impact the state this weekend, possibly as a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Ana, Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook. Image courtesy Central Pacific Hurricane Center.
Maui Residents Asked to Prepare Now for Possible Storm Impacts
October 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

County officials are urging Maui County residents to prepare now for possible storm impacts from Ana. The Mayor advises the public should prepare in advance by getting your seven day supply of food, fueling your vehicles, securing your homes and making sure you have an evacuation plan ready.

Homelessness in Hawaiʻi. Photo at The Salvation Army on Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului, April 8, 2014, by Wendy Osher.
Salvation Army Ramps Up Preparations Ahead of Ana
October 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Organization leaders say they have teams and volunteers situated on each island that are ready to go into action as needed, and are prepared to respond with community assistance on the major Hawaiian Islands.

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