Maui County Update: 9 p.m. 8.23.18
LANE THURSDAY UPDATES: http://mauinow.com/?p=277550
Maui Traffic Updates/Road Closures: http://mauinow.com/?p=277613
Lane: What’s Open and Closed for Maui? http://mauinow.com/?p=277343
POWER UPDATES: http://mauinow.com/?p=277731
Hurricane Lane is still heading for Maui County as a category 3 hurricane with 120 mile per hour winds. A Hurricane Warning, Flash Flood Watch and High Surf Warning for all south facing shores is still in effect countywide.
United Airlines, Ohana Airlines, Mokulele Airlines and Aloha Airline Cargo have all canceled their flights in and out of Kahului Airport tomorrow (August 24).
There is no county trash pick-up for tomorrow. Regular county refuse operations will resume on Monday.
Reports from Hana show rain has subsided somewhat for now, however Waikoloa and Ulaino roads are still closed. Wainapanapa Road (officially caled Honokalani Road) is open however Wainapanapa State Park remains closed along with all other state and county parks.
Fallen trees caused power outages in upcountry and west Maui however Maui Electric has most customers restored except for Kula, Olinda and Piiholo.
Evacuation shelters are still in use by both visitors and residents, with the last count at 264 shelter users.
Maui High – 131
Lokelani – 49
King Kekaulike – 41
Lahaina Intermediate – 26
Lanai and Hana High have 2 people at each shelter
Molokai High – 13
To help East Molokai residents evacuate, two Molokai churches have opened their doors with the situation. They are the Molokai Baptist Church in Hoolehua and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kaunakakai. At this time there is no count for these shelters.
The county, state, federal, private and non-profit agencies working in the county Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to monitor Hurricane Lane and its effects. Please stay off the roads, seek shelter and stay informed as the storm continues to head our way.