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Afternoon high temperatures and light winds expected

Winds will be light today. Expect easterly winds of 10-15 mph. Leftover moisture from a weak front that brought showers to Molokai overnight could give the Friendly Isle a few more showers to start the day. Most windward areas will have a few scattered showers today, while leeward spots will stay mostly dry and have partly cloudy skies. Afternoon high …

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Storms knock out Maui power

As heavy rain and thunderstorms ramped up overnight, the power went down for Maui. Leading to sewage spills, traffic jams and even leaving thousand of school students without a hot lunch. While the lightning created a spectacular show in the sky, it also caused widespread problems on Maui. “Lightning strikes across the islands did hit our electrical system and caused …

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More rain in the forecast as the work week begins

Stronger southerly winds and more rain are in the forecast as the work week begins. After light winds in the morning, expect stronger SW winds at 15-25 mph by the afternoon. Southerly winds will bring up moisture from the tropics, increasing humidity levels, and showers. While there will be some sunshine in the morning, increasing clouds and showers will move …

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UPDATE: Brush Fire Burning More Than 50 Acres in Central Maui

Maui Fire Department officials say a brush fire has consumed more than 50 acres of fallow sugar cane fields in the Pulehu area. MFD reports the first alarm went off around 3:40 p.m. When crews arrived on the scene, they found three separate fires just off Pulehu and Omaopio roads. Helicopters were conducting water drops before sundown. Four fire crews, …

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State unveils new strategy to prepare for missile attack

One after another. Hawaii residents voicing their concerns over the possible fall out from a potential missile attack on the state. “As the cold war died, as the iron curtain came down, the Soviet Union turned into Russia, the funding went out and these shelters were not maintained again,” Vern Miyagi, the HI EMA administrator said. Old concerns are new …

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Suspicious monk seal death investigated on Molokai

The federal government is investigating what it calls a suspicious monk seal death on Molokai. An administrator with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the seal died about a month ago. NOAA would not confirm where the seal died and it wouldn’t say why the case is considered suspicious. Neither NOAA nor the state Department of Land and Natural …

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4.2 magnitude earthquake recorded 22 miles off Kailua, Oahu

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded 22 miles off Kailua Friday evening. It happened around 8:40 p.m. Scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center say there’s no tsunami threat to Hawaii. However, Kailua resident Micah Mynatt and many others on Windward Oahu felt the quake. “At the time, I was sitting on my couch and I felt the couch sort …

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Former Maui resident living in Florida brace for Hurricane Irma

It’s projected to be the worst storm to hit Florida, and some former Hawaii Residents are among the millions living in Hurricane Irma’s pathway. “It is the absolute low before the storm,” Randy Avon said. “If we have to evacuate we’re ready to do that.. Most of the people that are here that are in the evacuation zone now have …

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Kahului food trucks vandalized and robbed

Four food trucks were robbed and vandalized on Maui Sunday night at the Food Truck Marketplace in Kahului. Thieves broke into and stole from vehicles belonging to the Original Hawaiian Shrimp, Dino’s Gourmet Food, Thai Mee Up, and Mo Ono Hawaii. After one of the trucks alarms sounded, the thieves stole a nearby delivery vehicle to get away. “They stole …

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