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Iselle Storm Damage - Maui. Trees down in Ulupalakua 4:30 p.m. 8/8/14. Photo by Seth Welcker.
MECO UPDATES: Power Restored to Remaining Customers after Iselle
August 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The remaining 39 customers in Olinda and Piʻiholo were brought back online by 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Justin Woodson, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Woodson Hangs onto House Seat, Maui Legislative Incumbents Advance
August 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Election, Maui News

Representative Justin Woodson will hold on to his seat in the state house following Saturday’s winner-take-all primary; while other incumbents from Maui advance in their respective races to compete in the November general election.

Alan Arakawa (left-file photo by Wendy Osher) and Tamara Paltin (right-file photo).
Arakawa to Face Paltin in Maui Mayor’s Race
August 10th, 2014 · 55 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Election, Maui News

Arakawa held a commanding lead throughout the night with 17,492 votes (63.6%), ahead of Paltin, who garnered 3,331 votes (12.1%). The two face each other in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Mike White (left-file photo) and Mike Molina (right-photo by Wendy Osher).
Maui Council Races Narrowed to Top Two Contenders
August 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Election, Maui News

Saturday’s primary election featured four Maui council races, each of which were narrowed to the top two vote-getters in each district.

Colleen Hanabusa (left - image courtesy hanabusaforhawaii.com) and Brian Schatz (right - photo by Wendy Osher).
Primary Election Results – FINAL Printout
August 9th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Maui Election, Maui News

The closest race of the night was for US Senate, which remains undecided due to the outstanding votes from two polling places on Hawaiʻi Island that were unable to open because of the aftermath of Hurricane Iselle.

Iselle wind, 8/8/14. Photo by Wendy Osher.
All Clear Issued for Maui: Storm Warning Cancelled
August 8th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather

Maui County Civil Defense and Mayor Alan Arakawa have announced the all clear for residents as the tropical storm warning for the county was canceled this afternoon. Tropical Storm Iselle dispersed after hitting the Big Island last night and stopping the storms progression to Maui; however the Mayor still urged caution in the coming days.

Photo by Wendy Osher.
24-Hour Rainfall Totals Surpass 14 Inches on Hawaiʻi Island
August 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Twenty-four hour rainfall totals ending at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, show more than 14 inches of rain at Saddle Quarry and Kulani; more than 12 inches of rain at Hakalau and Puaakala; and 13.9 inches in the Glenwood area.

Red Cross Volunteers Barbara Jean Eberly, Arleen Carvalho, Maui County Director Michele Liberty, and Shannon Pyland. Courtesy Photo, Maui Red Cross.
231 Individuals Seek Shelter in Maui County
August 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

As of midnight last night, there were a total of 231 individuals at eight shelters in Maui County. County offices remain closed today, with the exception of the County Clerk’s Office, which is open and receiving absentee ballots until 2 p.m. today.

Photo by Seth Welcker.  Trees and electric lines down on the Kula Highway past the ʻUlupalakua General Store block access to transmitter sites for two Pacific Media Group stations that were knocked of the air by the storm. 8/8/14.
Moisture Stuck Over Big Island, 6 Inches Over Parts of Maui
August 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather

“Iselle still remains a threat. That’s what I’m trying to emphasize out there — that as folks wake up and it seems a little breezy and there are some showers out there, the idea is that we could still get these sudden gusts, and still the potential for flooding …”

Iselle 5-day track 5 a.m. HST Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Image courtesy CPHC/NOAA/NWS.
Tropical Storm Conditions Reach Maui
August 8th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather

The National Weather Service says radar at 1:23 a.m. showed moderate to heavy rain along the windward slopes of Haleakalā. Additional rain bands will continue to move over east Maui over the next several hours.

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