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Priority repairs to potholes in Upcountry and Central/South Maui

The Department of Public Works is continuing its priority repairs to potholes caused by recent heavy rains and flooding in the Makawao and Wailuku Districts. Pothole patching crews have been filling large potholes in the Upcountry area since Saturday, but ongoing wet weather conditions have made it difficult for workers to pave or use hot patch material. The Makawao District covers …

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Sky Divers Rescued after making water landing in Hana Bay

On Monday, February 18, 2019 at approximately 12:15pm Maui fire crews responded to a report of tandem sky divers in the ocean near Hana airport. Engine 7 (Hana) arrived on scene and met with a representative from Maui Sky Diving who provided directions to the sky divers. Hana Fire Ski 7 was launched and made contact with the sky divers …

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Summit District of Haleakala National Park Reopens

The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park has reopened. Haleakalā National Park officials announced the reopening just after 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Summit District was closed for six days after a severe winter storm left snow and ice on the Summit District roads, as well as fallen trees and loose rocks.   Warm temperatures have melted much of the snow …

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Police Ask for Help Finding Missing Person

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Ikaika Gamponia, who was reported missing. Ikaika Gamponia is described as 5-feet-8-inches tall and 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen on January 16 in the Kahakuloa area. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maui Police Department at (808)244-6400.

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Southern Airways Acquires Mokulele Airlines

Southern Airways, operator of 600 weekly flights across 20 cities, has acquired Hawaiian-based Mokulele Airlines. The deal is Southern’s third in the last four years, firmly cementing itself as America’s fastest growing airline.   With established footprints in the Gulf South, the mid-Atlantic, and South Florida, Southern now adds Hawaii and California to its portfolio. Following the integration of the two …

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UPDATE: SRT team on scene of man barricaded at Harbor Lights

On Monday, February 11, 2019 at about 11 p.m. police officers responded to the Harbor Lights Apartments at 111 Kahului Beach Road. They met with a female who reported a male acquaintance had allegedly assaulted her while in her apartment and that he remained inside. Officers attempted to enter the apartment but the male refused to let them in and …

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Maui Electric Working to Restore to Power in Haiku, Olinda and Piʿiholo

Maui Electric crews are continuing restoration efforts in parts of Upcountry including Haiku, Olinda and Piʿiholo this morning to bring approximately 455 customers back online. Customers in ʿIao Valley are also experiencing a power outage after a large tree came down on power lines. Additional damage assessments and repairs are being made to electrical equipment brought down by storm impacts …

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County Begins Damage Assessments, Recovery in Wake of Winter Storm

With a powerful winter storm passing north of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui County began assessing damage and recovery operations on Monday morning, Mayor Michael Victorino announced. “I ask all of our residents and visitors to remain cautious and vigilant, especially of any downed power lines that may still be energized and very dangerous,” Mayor Victorino said. “Debris remains on roadways …

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All beach parks and numerous roads closed due to winter storm

UPDATE: 5:58 p.m. – All beach parks and numerous roads throughout Maui County are closed due to today’s severe winter storm. County departments have received multiple calls for downed trees, power lines and road closures affected by heavy sustained winds and powerful wind gusts. The public should continue to expect closures and damages Sunday night and into Monday morning. Residents …

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