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Why didn’t I receive an alert on my phone for tsunami watch?

Less than two weeks after Hawaii’s chaotic brush with a false missile alarm, a major earthquake off Alaska triggered a tsunami watch for the Hawaiian Islands. The magnitude 7.9 quake struck south of Anchorage at around 11:31 p.m. Monday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch within 15 minutes. Gov. Ige and other state and county officials met …

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in McDonald’s parking lot

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at approximately 2:27 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred within the McDonald’s parking lot at 1214 South Kihei Road in Kihei. The collision occurred as a black 2013 Honda Civic four-door sedan traveling north on South Kihei Road, made a left turn into the McDonald’s parking lot, collided into the curb at the entrance then …

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Tree Removal Begins at Waihou Springs State Forest Reserve

A project to remove and trim hazardous trees within the Waihou Springs State Forest Reserve along the Olinda and Piiholo Road corridor began Monday and is anticipated to take between five to seven days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Department of Land and Natural Resources says there will be no road closures, however there may be …

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UPDATE: Hawai`i Tsunami Watch Canceled Following 7.9M Quake Near the Gulf of Alaska

Original story published 11:46 p.m. (January 22) The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami Watch for the entire State of Hawai`i following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake near the Gulf of Alaska. United States Geological Survey officials updated the initial report of an 8.0 magnitude shake up by two decimals to an 8.2 magnitude quake but around 12:30 a.m. …

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Canadian Visitor Pulled from South Maui Waters

At 12:16 p.m. on Monday, emergency crews in South Maui responded to Ulua Beach in Wailea, after an unresponsive male was reported pulled from the water. Firefighters arrived at 12:21 p.m. and found bystanders on the beach performing CPR on a male victim. Firefighters and paramedics continued with life-saving measures, however, despite all efforts the man could not be revived …

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County Begins Landslide Repair Work at Nuanualoa Gulch

The Department of Public Works began repair work on the makai side of Piilani Highway near Nuanualoa Gulch today, however motorists should be aware that daily road closures will not begin until February 5. The work is to repair damage from a landslide in the area last year and includes excavation, building a concrete retaining wall, putting in guard rails …

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UPDATE: Haleakala National Park to Fully Reopen Tuesday

Updated at 9 p.m. Haleakala National Park officials say the all clear to reopen the park and all visitor services in time for sunrise viewing on Tuesday, January 23 has been granted. All visitors must have a current sunrise reservation to enter the park between 3am and 7am. Sunrise reservations can only be made in advance, online, at recreation.gov. Original …

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Lawmakers hold informational briefing on false missile warning

It’s the single event many still want answers to. Nearly a week after the State’s false alarm, Hawaii lawmakers are putting the pressure on officials in charge.  The governor, a pair of generals and HI-EMA’s Vern Miyagi were the targets of those questions. Keep in mind, the investigation into that event that sent the state into panic is ongoing. Still, …

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Entangled Humpback Whale Freed off Maui

On Friday, January 12, 2018, an entangled adult humpback whale was freed by a team of trained responders off Makena Beach, Maui. The animal was trailing more than 285 feet of 3/8 braided line from its mouth. All gear was successfully removed and recovered. Gear will be analyzed towards determining its possible origins and trying to reduce entanglement threat in …

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