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List of Closures and Cancellations for Maui County
August 5th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · 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 (0) · 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 (0) · 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 (0) · 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 (0) · 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 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · 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.

In front of Kimo's at last month's Lahaina Second Friday. Courtesy Photo.
BRIEF: 2nd Friday Cancelled in Lahaina Due to Iselle
August 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The Second Friday in Lahaina Town Party that had been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 8, has since been cancelled due to the anticipated effects of Hurricane Iselle, which is expected to impact Maui County as a tropical storm beginning on Thursday.

Hurricane Iselle, satellite imagery 4 p.m. 8/4/14.  Image courtesy Central Pacific Hurricane Center/NOAA/NWS.
Hurricane Iselle Expected to Impact Maui as Tropical Storm
August 4th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather

At this time county officials anticipate a mid-level tropical storm with sustained winds of 50 mph, potential flash flooding and high surf.

Pool at ʻOheʻo Gulch. Image courtesy Haleakalā National Park.
ʻOheʻo Pools to Close Tuesday to Service Monitoring Equipment
August 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Featured, Maui News

The ʻOheʻo Stream in the Kīpahulu section of Haleakalā National Park in East Maui will be closed beginning on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, while crews service monitoring equipment.

Emergency preparedness pamphlets are available from the Maui County Civil Defense Agency. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Hurricane Preparedness Tips, Building a Kit
August 4th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Store a seven day supply of water you can use for drinking, cooking, and bathing and…

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