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UPDATE: Water Customers in Central, South Maui and Upcountry Asked to Continue Conserving Water

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply asks water consumers in Makawao/Olinda, Upper Kula, Kahului to Kihei, including Maui Meadows, and Iao Valley to continue conserving water. Power failures and downed trees have impacted the water pumping capacity in these areas. The Department requests that all consumers in these areas –residents and businesses– please conserve water and avoid any …

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MECO offers safety measures before, during and after a power outage

Maui Electric urges customers to consider the following safety measures before, during and after a power outage: Before the storm hits: Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electric equipment and appliances until the storm has passed. If your power goes out: Use flashlights instead of candles or kerosene lamps which can pose a fire risk. Leave one light on so …

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Central Maui starts the 2015 New Year with a BANG!

Like every year the central Maui explodes with great colors and sounds of fireworks. This year we wanted to know how it actually looks like on New Year’s Eve from above. Well, here is a video with an exclusive view of Kahului and Upcountry from Wailuku when the clock struck at midnight last night as the moment the year 2015 …

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Catamaran rescued off Kihei shores from taking on water

The Coast Guard responded to a distress call from the crew of the Mahana Nai’a catamaran which was approximately a mile off shore of the Kihei boat ramp and indicated that the vessel was taking on water. The call indicated about 3 feet of water was on the vessel with 55 people on board. Maui Fire Rescue crews along with …

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Waihee resident found lifeless outside Lahaina Harbor

On 12/30/14 at about 6:15 p.m. Ramzey Hoopii (41), resident of Waihee, Maui, was found floating lifeless in the ocean, outside of Lahaina Harbor. Hoopii was last observed as a passenger on a boat, returning to Maui. Upon being located in the water he was brought aboard the boat and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was conducted. Once reaching the Lahaina Harbor, Fire, …

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Visitor dies off Lana’i waters while snorkeling

On 12/30/14 Sandra Jordan (65), of Sidney, British Colombia was on a snorkeling boat trip with family. At about 10:20 a.m. Jordan was observed in distress while snorkeling within the Manele Boat Harbor, Lanai. Jordan was assisted back to the boat, however became unresponsive, with her head above water. Upon being pulled onto the boat, crew members initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation …

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Childs injuries turn fatal from Makawao accident

On 12/28/2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Police responded to the park at Eddie Tam Gym, Makawao, for a six (6) year old juvenile male who was involved in an accident, on a motorized dirt bike. The juvenile male was transported from the scene in critical condition, to the Maui Memorial Medical Center where he later passed away. The six year …

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Colorado visitor dies at Polo Beach

On 12/29/14 at about 9:05 a.m. Howard Schultz (61), of Longmont Colorado, became unresponsive, while sitting on the shore at Polo Beach, Kihei. People in the area conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until Medics and Fire personnel arrived on scene and took over life saving measures. Despite all life saving measures, Schultz died. There is no further information at this time, …

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Dickenson St. brush fire scorches 3/4 acres in Lahaina

On Sunday (12/28) at approximately 3:36 PM, Engine 3, Ladder 3, and Tanker 3 from Lahaina Fire Station were dispatched to a report of a brush fire near the Dickenson Street area. Fire crews arrived at the intersection of Honoapiilani Hwy. and Dickenson Street to discover a fire in the open field mauka of the highway. Total area involved was …

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UPDATE: Possible unexploded ordnance found off North Kihei Road

On 12/27/14 at about 2:12 p.m. a male party reported while diving in the waters off of North Kihei Road near Mile Marker 2, he found what he though to be an unexploded ordnance. The male brought the ordinance out of the water and placed in on the shoreline of the beach. Police blocked the beach area, approximately one hundred …

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