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Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui (left), Emergency Management Officer Anna Foust (middle), and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa (right).  Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Maui Mid-Day Press Conference on Iselle Preparations
August 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Mayor Arakawa asked that residents stay indoors this evening. “Civil Defense has recommended that no one, except for emergency personnel be out on the roads past 9 p.m.,” he said during the press conference. “This is very important, as we are expecting damaging tropical storm force winds of up to 60 mph, as well as potential life-threatening flash floods and rock and mudslides.”


Satellite imagery of Iselle at 9:30 a.m. HST, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle Update: 9 a.m. Press Conference Highlights
August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather
 

The impacts—in the form of heavy rain, strong winds, and storm surge—are anticipated to begin as early as 4 p.m. on Hawaiʻi Island today, with the center of the storm passing over the Big Island of Hawaiʻi in the late afternoon to evening hours.


Red Cross, Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Red Cross Volunteers to Open Shelters on Maui
August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Hawaii Red Cross volunteers will begin opening shelters in Maui County at 1 p.m. in response to Iselle. Shelters on Maui include: Baldwin High ; Lokelani Intermediate (pet friendly); Kekaulike High; Hāna High & Elementary; Molokaʻi High; and Kilohana Elementary (Molokaʻi); and Lānaʻi High & Elementary.


Satellite imagery of Iselle at 6:30 a.m. HST, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle Update: Impacts Projected for Maui
August 7th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather
 

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says the onset of tropical storm conditions are expected over Maui County tonight, with very large damaging surf expected along mainly east and south shores starting late tonight.


Kohala earthquake, 8/7/14. Image courtesy USGS/HVO.
No Tsunami Threat After Hawaiʻi 4.5 Earthquake
August 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 4.5 (upgraded from a 4.2 preliminary magnitude) earthquake reported at 6:24 a.m. HST on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in the Kohala region of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.


HP Baldwin High School. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui County Public Schools to Remain Closed on Friday
August 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

All public schools in Maui County and Hawaiʻi County will remain closed on Friday, Aug. 8, according to an update provided by the state Department of Education.


Mayor Arakawa discusses contingency plans as Flossie nears.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
State, County Employees on Maui to Be Sent Home Thursday
August 6th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The mayor’s office announced that it will be sending home all non-emergency county employees at noon on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, with the possible exception of county elections employees.


NOAA/CPHC/NOAA image of Hurricane Iselle, showing a well defined eye, with signs that shear is weakening.  2 p.m. 8/6/14.
Hurricane Iselle 2 p.m. Press Conference Highlights
August 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Iselle is now located about 625 miles ESE of Hilo, Hawaiʻi. The system still has maximum sustained winds of 90 mph with present movement towards the WNW at 16 mph. Heavy rain is expected Thursday and Friday, with an anticipated 5 to 8 inches.


Maui Bus, photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Bus Transportation Services Suspended
August 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The County of Maui Department of Transportation announced the following Maui Bus services to be suspended on Thursday, Aug. 7, and Friday, Aug. 8, due to safety concerns associated with the approaching tropical cyclone Iselle.


Kahului Wailuku Wastewater Treatment Plant, photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Water Department Urges Residents to Conserve Water
August 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

All irrigation systems and other non-essential uses of water should be shut off until further notice. Water and wastewater systems may be compromised if electricity cannot be supplied to power the pumps and motors in the distribution and transmission systems.


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