Maui Storm Closures/Cancellations/Notices

August 2, 2019, 9:14 AM HST · Updated August 3, 5:51 AM
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Below is a list of closures, cancellations and notices issued as businesses, groups and facilities deal with the inclement weather and approaching storms.  This list is updated regularly as new information becomes available. *Check back for updated information.

MOLOKAʻI BUSINESS CONFERENCE CANCELLED – AUG. 7 

The Molokaʻi Business Conference has been canceled due to safety concerns for attendees and instructors flying into the island as Tropical Storm Flossie reaches Hawaiʻi.

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The conference had originally been scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, Molokaʻi campus. About 20 workshop instructors and support staff were planning to travel to the island from Maui and Oʻahu along with a speaker from Hawaiʻi Island.

“Safety was our primary concern, and in an abundance of caution, we decided to cancel the conference and look at rescheduling it later this year or early next year,” said Kay Fukumoto, Director of the Office of Economic Development. “We also were concerned for the safety of conference organizers and participants, considering the track of the storm is uncertain and storm conditions could persist on Molokaʻi.

“Future conference dates are contingent on availability of college facilities, but our office will be working diligently to reschedule this opportunity for our Molokai community.”

POP UP EVENT FOR WAIEHU GOLF COURSE CANCELLED – AUG. 3

Due to incoming storms, the county of Maui has cancelled the Outdoor Pop Up community event that was scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Richard “Pablo” Caldito Park. The event was organized to review a preliminary concept for a new clubhouse at Waiehu Golf Course.

WAILUKU FIRST FRIDAY CANCELLED – AUG. 2

The Wailuku First Friday event that was scheduled for TONIGHT, is CANCELLED. Organizers of the event said, “Unfortunately it is a decision we donʻt like to make, but safety for all attendees and those involved is our number one priority.” The event will resume in September.

Background satellite water vapor image 8.2.19 5 a.m. courtesy NOAA/CPHC.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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