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Satellite imagery of Iselle at 6:30 p.m. HST, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Maui Topography Detailed
August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

On the topic of winds: “It’s going to be an event where no part of the state is going to be spared. We can expect the same or similar impacts throughout the state at least through Friday evening.”


Satellite imagery of Iselle at 6:30 p.m. HST, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle Brings “Triple Threat” of Impacts Over Next 24 Hours
August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News, Weather
 

Mike Cantin with the National Weather Service said that dangers on land with strong winds and flooding potential, and on the sea with high waves and storm surge along the coast make the system a threat.


Satellite imagery of Iselle at 5 p.m. HST, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle 5 p.m. Update: Outer Rain Bands of Iselle Move Onshore
August 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

Iselle is still a hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph, with some slight weakening recorded over the last six hours.


Mid-day imagery as Iselle begins impacting Hawaiʻi Island. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Iselle Impacts Begin, Maui Onset Between 9 and 10 p.m.
August 7th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather
 

Wind gusts of 55 mph have already been recorded on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi in the Mauna Kea area. The onset for Maui is projected to be between 9 and 10 p.m. according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.


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.


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