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Sinkhole closes Maui County road following severe storm

Maui Police Dept, Dept of Fire & Public Safety, Dept of Public Works and Dept of Water Supply responded to a call at around 7:45 pm Friday night of a developing sinkhole in the Haiku area on Pu’u Way. Crews secured the area and decided to conduct an assessment of a collapsed drainpipe at daylight. County highways crews and engineers …

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Lahaina Schools to Remain Closed on Monday, Other Schools TBD

In conjunction with federal, state and county emergency management personnel, the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (HIDOE) facilities team and school administrators are working through the weekend to prepare most schools to open on Monday, Aug. 27. HIDOE staff who are helping to operate public shelters at schools will conduct formal walk-throughs of facilities to ensure safety and readiness for …

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UPDATE: Maui Electric restores power to West Maui customers

Maui Electric crews, along with help from additional crews, contractors and resources, restored power to a majority of the 4,000 customers without power in West Maui and isolated pocket outages in Upcountry, Haiku and Waihee by 2:55 a.m. this morning. Crews continue to work on remaining pocket outages. Maui Electric crews are continuing to work on restoring power to about …

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Two Out of Three West Maui Brush Fires Contained

The Maalaea and Kaanapali fires have been fully contained, however, the Lahainaluna to Launiupoko fire is only 80% contained. At the present time, Maui County’s fire personnel is mopping up the Makai, Lahainaluna, Launiupoko flanks. The State DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife is working on the mauka flank in the Kuia area. According to Battalion Chief Michael Werner, the …

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HDOT provides Tropical Storm Lane Update to Airports, Highways, & Harbors

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is continuing to respond to damages caused by heavy rains on Hawaii Island, storm impacts and fire response on Maui. Airports All airlines are in full operations at Maui County airports with the exception of Ohana by Hawaii servicing Kapalua Airport on Molokai. Ticketed and confirmed passengers are reminded to check their flight status …

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UPDATE: County announces post-storm update to services across the island

The County of Maui’s latest post-storm, post-fire updates as of 1:30 pm are as follows: 1) All tropical watches and warnings were discontinued for the State of Hawaii. 2) All swimming pools will open tomorrow, Sunday, August 26, with the exception of Lahaina Aquatics Center. Lahaina Aquatics Center will remain closed until further notice while repairs are made to the …

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Many State Parks set to reopen on Saturday

Many state parks in Hawai‘i will reopen at various times on Saturday after staff have a chance to access any damage left in the wake of hurricane, now Tropical Storm Lane. On Maui, after staff assessments, all parks except for Waiʻānapanapa State Park are expected to reopen in the morning. Waiʻānapanapa is not accessible currently off the Hana Highway which …

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Affected West Maui Customers Asked to Prepare for Extended Outage

Due to the high winds from Hurricane Lane that damaged electrical equipment, Maui Electric is asking about 4,800 customers in the West Maui area currently without power to prepare for an extended outage this evening through tomorrow, Aug. 25. Downed poles and damaged electrical wires must be repaired in order to restore power and there is currently restricted access to …

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Maui Electric crews continue restoration efforts in West Maui, Moloka’i

Maui Electric employees are continuing restoration efforts to bring about 4,100 customers back online in West Maui. Response crews are currently assessing damages to the two of the three transmission lines feeding West Maui and damaged poles in Lahaina town. The remaining transmission line – running on steel poles – feeding West Maui remains in service with enough capacity to …

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HIDOE working closely with Maui County to assess shelter needs in response to brush fires

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is working with Maui County officials in response to brush fires that broke out Friday in West Maui. An emergency shelter for hurricane evacuees at Lahaina Intermediate had to be closed and evacuees were relocated. There currently are no schools being used as shelters in the Lahaina area. “Maui complex area superintendents Lindsay …

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