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August 03, 2020

Investigation into Nine Separate Fires in Kahikinui

Fire officials say crews were initially called to reports of nine separate fires between miles 23 and 27 along the Piʻilani Highway just before midnight (at 11:58 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020). Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said all but three are 100% contained.
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August 03, 2020

Maui Fire Crews Continue to Battle Brush Fire in Kahikinui

Maui fire crews remain on the scene of a brush fire in the remote Kahikinui area of Maui that forced evacuations overnight and a road closure. The Piʻilani Highway from Mile 22 to 28 remained closed this morning while crews continue firefighting efforts.  
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January 08, 2019

Wailea Fire 100% Contained

A Maui brush fire that blackened 200 acres and triggered an evacuation of Wailea hotel guests and residents is now 100% contained.
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July 25, 2018

BREAKING: Maui Police Respond to Fugitive Barricade Situation in Wailuku

A man, described by Maui police as a wanted fugitive, surrendered to authorities without further incident this afternoon.
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May 29, 2018

Volcano Update: Explosion Releases Ash 15,000 Ft High, 4.5 Earthquake Overnight

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an ash eruption at Kīlauea summit occurred overnight at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
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May 14, 2018

Number of Residents Seeking Shelter Rises, New Fissure Emerges

An new fissure opened up this morning in Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision between fissure 15 and 16, bringing the total to 19 at the East Rift Zone eruption.
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July 10, 2017

Pā‘ia Brush Fire Considered Suspicious, Homes Threatened

Neighbors reported seeing kids running from the open field just before the fire broke out. The fire was stopped about 10-feet short of the home on Ulumau Place
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March 11, 2011

VIDEO: Maalaea Boats and Business Hit Bottom Friday

Boats and business hit bottom early Friday morning when the tsunami hit Maalaea Boat Harbor on Maui.
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February 28, 2010

Signs Posted at Nearshore Waters in Kahului, Paukukalo and Napili

The tsunami warning event on Saturday resulted in sewage spills to the ocean at three locations. Officials with the County of Maui identified the specific areas where the public should avoid the ocean until results of bacteriological tests are complete. They are: Kahului (the ocean fronting Hale Nanea and some of the drainage ditches near... Read more »
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February 28, 2010

UH-BYU Men’s Volleyball Match on Maui Rescheduled for Monday on Oahu

Saturday’s University of Hawai‘i-BYU men’s volleyball match has been rescheduled for Monday at the Stan Sheriff Center. First serve is 6:00 p.m.   The game, originally scheduled for 5:00 p.m. at a sold-out War Memorial Gym in Maui, was postponed due to the tsunami warning issued on the Hawaiian Islands.   The match will instead... Read more »
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February 27, 2010

Start up of Pump Stations Cause Sewage Spills

“In the face of warnings that the tsunami could be significant we made the difficult decision of shutting down wastewater pump stations in low lying areas and water service to those in these same areas,” said Dave Taylor, Chief of the County’s wastewater division. “We realized that if large enough waves impacted our pump stations... Read more »
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February 27, 2010

Mayor Tavares concurs: “We dodged another bullet”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TajMmXW-7aQ[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnlh-Nrjhl8 [/youtube] “In these types of situations we must be prepared to protect the public,” said Mayor Charmaine Tavares. “When the worse case scenario doesn’t occur – we can count ourselves lucky that we dodged another bullet. In this case when the state’s tsunami warning center forecast a dangerous surge due to the earthquake... Read more »
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February 27, 2010

All Clear Issued For Maui County

(Update: 1:45 p.m. 2/27/10) Following the “All Clear” issued for Maui County, the following advisories are in effect: WASTEWATER— Flushing and sending water down drains can begin again at 3:00 p.m. WATER— Water service will gradually be restored beginning at 3:00 p.m. ELECTRIC POWER— The public is urged to continue conserving electricity until about 4:00... Read more »
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February 27, 2010

Kahului Surge Highest in State at 3.2 Feet

(Update: 1:38 p.m. 2/27/10) The tsunami warning is cancelled for the state of Hawaii effective at 1:38 pm HST. The cancellation comes following an 8.8 moment magnitude quake that originated near the coast of Central Chile at 8:34 p.m. HST on Friday, February 26, 2010. Measurements or reports of tsunami wave activity are as follows:... Read more »
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February 27, 2010

Special Report: Mayor Tavares 8:25 a.m. 2/27/2010

By Wendy Osher This Special Report was covered live in a six station simulcast on Pacific Radio Group. The interview aired at 8:25 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2010 and featured details about tsunami preparations from Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares. The program was co-hosted by KPOA 93.5 FM Program Director Alaka’i Paleka and Fox News... Read more »
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