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Are your pets disaster ready?

Are your pets disaster-ready? Hurricane season is here – take steps to ensure that your pets remain safe by doing the following: 1) Assemble a ‘pet evacuation kit’ for your pets if you live in an area that could potentially be evacuated – emergency pet shelters will NOT accept your pet unless you have one! Find out how here: http://bit.ly/1MKRH4U …

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Should Hawaii worry about a Hurricane?

Recent article from the weather.com has said that virtually every system approaching Hawaii from the east since 1950 tracking at least as far north as the latitude of the Big Island of Hawaii eventually weakened to a tropical storm or depression by the time it reached the islands. Last August, Iselle became only the second tropical storm to landfall on …

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2015 HC&S Community Initiative Grant Application Deadline 7/31

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) is pleased to announce that it has launched the 2015 HC&S Community Initiative, a follow-up to the community grant program initiated in 2014. This year’s fund aims to support “Maui’s Kids and Families.” Starting today, grant applications and information are available on the HC&S website. All grant applications must be submitted by July 31, …

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Important Flood Risk Meetings Held for Kihei, Waikapu, Kaunakakai and South Shore Molokai Residents

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui, State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be holding a community meeting for area residents who may be affected by the new digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs). These new maps may impact residential flood risk ratings by changing flood insurance requirements when …

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East Maui Little Fire Ant Status Update Community Meeting

The Maui Invasive Species Committee and Hawaii Ant Lab will give a presentation covering the current status and treatment of the little fire ant infestations in East Maui. The presentation will be Thursday, July 9th, at 5:30 pm in the Hana Community Center cafeteria. The little fire ant is a highly invasive ant from South America that was first detected …

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First UH Maui College Chancellor’s Legacy Scholarship awardees named

The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College announced the first awardees of the Chancellor’s Legacy Scholarship—Jerome Texeria and Malia Ah Nee. Both UH Maui College students received $5,000 scholarships funded through an endowment that honors the legacy of Clyde Sakamoto, who retired as chancellor after serving the UH System for 41 years. Jerome Texeria Texeria was born and raised in Maui, …

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