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231 Individuals Seek Shelter in Maui County

August 8, 2014, 9:04 AM HST
* Updated August 8, 9:06 AM
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Red Cross Volunteers Barbara Jean Eberly, Arleen Carvalho, Maui County Director Michele Liberty, and Shannon Pyland. Courtesy Photo, Maui Red Cross.

Red Cross Volunteers Barbara Jean Eberly, Arleen Carvalho, Maui County Director Michele Liberty, and Shannon Pyland. Courtesy Photo, Maui Red Cross.

By Maui Now Staff

(Update 8:40 a.m. 8/8/14)

The County of Maui provided the following storm highlights as of 8:40 this morning:

– Hāna Highway at milepost 26.5 near Nāhiku now open.

– 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.

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– Water is limited only in the Upper Kula area as MECO crews work to restore power to the Olinda Water Treatment Plant. Customers in Upper Kula are asked to conserve water.

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– All airports are open; Kalaupapa Airport is currently without power but remains open.

– As of midnight last night, there were a total of 231 individuals at eight shelters in Maui County.

– Residents needing to report storm-related damage may access the reporting form online at www.mauicounty.gov under “Storm Information.”

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“We have been fortunate that Iselle appears to have subsided a bit, but weare still in a Tropical Storm Warning and must remain vigilant as Hurricane Julio is right around the corner,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa.

“I am grateful for all the responders who have been monitoring the situation 24/7 in the County’s Emergency Operations Center, and will continue to do so throughout Julio’s approach. The public’s cooperation in staying safe by staying off the roads and out of the water has also been greatly appreciated. Please pay close attention to weather and news updates on Julio so that we’re not caught off-guard,” said Mayor Arakawa.

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