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Hawaiian Airlines, photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawaiian Airlines to Waive Change Fees Associated with Storms
August 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (25) · Maui Business, Maui News

Hawaiian Airlines announced that it will waive reservation change fees and differences in fares for customers who need to change travel plans due to Hurricanes Iselle and Julio.

Young Brothers barge, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Iselle Impacts Young Brothers Shipping Schedule
August 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (12) · Maui Business, Maui News

Young Brothers, Limited issued an advisory saying it will not be able to sail its Thursday barge to Kahului under current forecasts associated with Hurricane Iselle.

Satellite imagery of Iselle at 8:30 a.m. HST, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Maui Continues Preparations for Iselle’s Stormy Weather
August 5th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (34) · Hurricane Tracker, Maui News

At 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, Hurricane Iselle was located 710 miles ESE of Hilo, and 820 miles ESE of Kahului, Maui. The system was moving WNW at 15 mph, and has maximum sustained winds near 85 mph, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

A blessing for the new Tanker 7 was conducted by Juanita Aluanu “Auntie Carol” Kapu-Kawaiaea.
Fire Causes $6,600 in Damage to Nāhiku Cottage
August 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Maui News

When fire crews from Hāna arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke showing from the eaves of the single family home, and some flames near the front door. The incident was reported at 7:57 a.m., at a 500 square foot cottage located in Upper Nāhiku.

File photo by Wendy Osher.
List of Closures and Cancellations for Maui County
August 5th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (32) · Featured, Maui News

The following is a summary of closures in Maui County due to impending tropical storms Iselle and Julio.

File image by Wendy Osher.
Schools in Maui County to Close Due to Storms
August 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (62) · Maui News

All schools in Maui County will be closed Thursday, Aug. 7 in anticipation of Tropical Storms Iselle and Julio.

This boat was
destroyed and
beached in front
of the Sheraton
at Black Rock at
Ka‘anapali Beach,
Maui, by Hurricane
Iniki in 1992. Photo
courtesy of Ward
Mariners Urged to Prep for ‘Extreme’ Seas Around Hawai’i
August 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (19) · Featured, Maui News

Once the storm begins to impact the islands, emergency responders may not be able to assist those in danger.

East Maui Flooding 2/21/2013.  File photo courtesy Henry Day.
Flash-Flood Watch Begins Thursday
August 5th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (9) · Maui News, Weather

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for the state OF Hawai’i, in effect from Thursday, 4 a.m. to Friday, 6 a.m.

Iselle 5-day track 5 a.m. HST (8 a.m. PDT), Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Heavy Rain, Flooding Forecast as Iselle Approaches Hawaiʻi
August 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (14) · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather

A Flood Potential Outlook for the state says heavy rain and flash flooding are possible Thursday and Friday. A tropical storm warning was also issued for offshore waters between 40 and 240 nautical miles around Hawaiʻi.

MauiGrown Coffee president, Kimo Falconer, inspects the fruits of his team’s labor during the drying process. The processing methods used for their coffee varietals is contributing to the company’s growing success. Courtesy photo.
MauiGrown Coffee Takes Top Honors at Cupping Competition
August 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (8) · Maui News

MauiGrown Coffee reaffirmed their place in the coffee world by tying for first place for their Maui Mokka Natural coffee. Sharing the title was Aloha Hills Kona Coffee.

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