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On Moloka‘i, repair crews were able to restore power to parts of the island. The crews continue work to restore a remaining 1,800 customers at this time.
Maui Electric thanks the public for their continued patience as crews work to safely restore power as soon as possible.
Should customers experience any outages or encounter downed power lines, please report them to Maui Electric’s trouble line at 871-7777 on Maui or toll-free for Lānaʻi or Molokaʻi at 1-877-871-8461.
State- Governor's Office
Based on the scientific information and expertise available, Hawai‘i is in danger of being significantly impacted by Hurricane Lane, whether or not the hurricane directly hits the state. The counties of Hawai‘i, Maui, Kalawao, Kaua‘i and the City and County of Honolulu are in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause extensive damage to public and private property across the state.
The proclamation declares the counties of Hawai‘i, Maui, Kalawao, Kaua‘i and the City and County of Honolulu disaster areas for the purpose of implementing emergency management functions. The proclamation also authorizes the expenditure of state monies as appropriated for the speedy and efficient relief of damages, losses, and suffering resulting from Hurricane Lane.
“This emergency proclamation allows us to line up services and necessary resources prior to the event so that we can keep our communities safe and running as efficiently as possible,” said Gov. Ige. “Hurricane Lane is not a well- behaved hurricane. I’ve not seen such dramatic changes in the forecast track as I’ve seen with this storm. I urge our residents and visitors to take this threat seriously and prepare for a significant impact.” The emergency proclamation expires on Aug. 29, 2018.
State- Governor's Office Re: State Workers
However, employees who fall into one of the following categories are required to report to work, unless it is determined that the employee can be excused:
Departmental Disaster/Emergency Coordinators
Disaster Response Workers
Employees whose work involves continuing crucial operations/services, such as hospital workers, correctional workers, etc.
All other employees should not report to work from Wednesday, Aug. 22 through Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.
State- DOT/ Transportation
- Power to Kahului Airport was restored Thursday evening. Five passengers sheltered in the terminal overnight at their request. All other passengers were accommodated on other flights or put up in hotels.
- Several airlines have canceled service to OGG today due to the weather. All departing and arriving passengers are advised to check flight status and confirm their reserved seat with their airline before going to the airport.
- Kapalua Airport has been sheltering individuals displaced by the Kaanapali fires.
- Airport firefighters assisting with response to Maui fires.
- Makani Kai flights to Kalaupapa Airport on Molokai canceled today.
- Kahului placed in “Zulu” at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.
- Harbors staff will conduct assessment at first light, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018.
- Honoapiilani Highway and Kahekili Highway in West Maui were closed due to the Lahaina and Kaanapali fires. Honoapiilani Highway was reopened Friday morning. Kahekili Highway in West Maui remains closed. Kahului crews are assisting with water tankers.
- Kahului crews cleared fallen trees and branches on Honoapiilani Highway, Kula Highway, Kekaulike Avenue and Crater Road.
- Due to power outages, signals were out along Haleakala Highway, Kula Highway and Honoapiilani Highway. Signals on Honoapiilani Highway at Leialii Parkway (at the Civic Center) and lower Honoapiilani Highway Road remain out.
- Landslides on Hana Highway mile markers 10, 15, and 20 were cleared; however, a fallen tree has blocked the highway again at mile marker 20.
Due to the anticipated severe weather effects of Hurricane Lane, the Hawaii State Judiciary announced that its Maui County and Hawaii Island courts and facilities will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Friday, Aug. 24.
As a result of the closures, the Hawaii Supreme Court has issued an order extending any Maui County (Second Circuit) or Hawaii Island (Third Circuit) court matter with a filing or hearing due date of Aug. 22, 23, or 24 until Monday, Aug. 27. All documents due to have been filed shall be deemed to have been timely filed if they are filed by the close of business on Aug. 27, 2018.
In addition, hearings or trials cancelled due to the closure of the courts will be rescheduled to the next available date with due consideration for any statutory mandates.
Employees in the Second and Third Circuits should not report to work Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, unless they are contacted by their supervisor to provide required services.
State- DLNR (Land & Natural Resources)
The Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and its divisions are closing various properties in advance of Hurricane Lane. The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR), set for Friday, August 24th has been postponed. Additional closures may be announced depending on the storms track over specific islands and this release will be updated accordingly over the next few days.
Division of State Parks-
- Due to the possibility of landslides on the Hana Highway, Waianapanapa State Park on Maui will close effective 10 a.m. on 8/22/18 once all campers and cabin users have checked out.
- Beginning Wednesday night camping and lodging in state parks across the state (except Kaua‘i) will be canceled.
- Park closures statewide go into effect Thursday morning (except for Kaua‘i).
- Nuuanu Pali State Wayside Park will be closed today beginning at 3 p.m. until further notice to allow removal of previous landslide debris.
- Closures for Kaua’i will be announced depending on storm track. Ha‘ena State Park and NāpaliCoast State Wilderness Park remain closed due to flooding in April.
Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW)-
- All Hawai‘i island and Maui Nui DOFAW lands, including forest reserves, natural area reserves, game management areas, wildlife sanctuaries, public hunting areas and Na Ala Hele trails closing at noon on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
- Closures may be implemented on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i pending further information on storm track.
- Closure notices have been posted on the Nā Ala Hele website for the Muliwai and ‘Āinapō trails on Hawai‘i island (see: https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/trail/inap-trail/21 and https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/trail/muliwai-trail/11). Permits have been cancelled and refunded. Permittees have been notified of closure. All current campers should be out before the storm & have been instructed to contact DLNR.
Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR)-
- No plans to close State small boat harbors and ramps but boaters are advised to secure their crafts.
Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL)-
- There is the likelihood of dangerous storm surges and erosion along east, south and west facing shores.
- People should avoid shorelines, beaches and tide pools during the storm.
Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE)-
- All resource conservation officers are on notice to report for duty.
- If necessary, DOCARE will stand-up a DLNR Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Honolulu to coordinate departmental response to any emergencies and recovery.
DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, “Our primary concern is public health and safety. While we realize closures and cancellations may be an inconvenience this is a powerful storm that could have dramatic and damaging impacts across the state. We want to be prepared to safeguard people’s safety using state resources as well as to protect those resources as much as possible in advance of Hurricane Lane.”
U.S. Coast Guard - Commercial Ports
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition ZULU for Honolulu County ports as of 11 a.m. Thursday in advance of Hurricane Lane.
Hawaii and Maui County ports remain at Zulu. Kauai County is expected to set port condition ZULU 11 p.m. Thursday.
Commercial ports are:
Hilo Harbor and Kawaihae Harbor, Big Island
Barber’s Point Harbor, Honolulu Harbor, Kalaeloa, and Kewalo Basin, Oahu
Nawiliwili Harbor and Port Allen, Kauai
Coast Guard personnel are doing pre-storm assessments of the ports. At port weather condition Zulu, The DANGER condition in which winds above 39 mph are expected within 12 hours and will be in place until the storm has passed and is no longer a threat.
All pleasure craft shall seek sheltered waters. The Captain of the Port is directing action by the maritime and port community. All ocean-going vessels and barges 200 gross tons and above, without an approved application to remain in port, shall make preparations to depart port before the setting of port condition ZULU.
Mariners are reminded that our facilities and ports are safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. While port condition ZULU remains in effect, port facilities will be closed to inbound and outbound traffic until the storm has passed and damage assessment surveys are completed.
The Coast Guard reminds the public when hurricane or tropical storm force winds are present to stay off the water and clear of beaches. The Coast Guard’s search and rescue capabilities degrade as storm conditions strengthen. This may delay help. Heed weather watches, warnings, and small craft advisories. Evacuate as necessary. Coast Guard personnel and other emergency responders may not be able to evacuate or rescue those in danger during the storm.
The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio, and the Internet. Boaters can track its progress on VHF radio channel 16. Information is also available through small craft advisories and warnings on VHF radio channel 16.
For information on Hurricane Lane’s progress and hurricane preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center’s webpage.
The Port Conditions are:
Condition Hurricane Season Preparedness (V): Seasonal readiness, 1 June – 30 Nov.
Condition Whiskey (IV): The ALERT condition in which winds above 39 mph are expected within 72 hours.
Condition X-Ray (III): The READINESS condition in which winds above 39 mph are expected within 48 hours.
Condition Yankee (II): The WARNING condition in which winds above 39 mph are expected within 24 hours.
Condition Zulu (I): The DANGER condition in which winds above 39 mph are expected within 12 hours and until the storm has passed and is no longer a threat.
The Coast Guard will continue to Broadcast Notice to Mariners and send out a Marine Safety Information Bulletin to notify the maritime community of port condition changes.
All maritime users are requested to monitor the progress of this hurricane and make preparations accordingly.
Sailing Schedule Status
|Port of Origin||Port of Destination||Status|
|Kaunakakai/Kaumalapau||ARRIVED Kaumalapau, underway to Kaunakakai|
|Port||Status as of Wednesday, August 22, 2018|
|Port of Hilo||CLOSED|
|Port of Kawaihae||CLOSED|
|Port of Kahului||CLOSED|
|Port of Kaumalapau||CLOSED|
|Port of Kaunakakai||CLOSED|
|Port of Honolulu||Modified Gate Hours|
|Port of Nawiliwili||Modified Gate Hours|
ALL PORTS WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY & FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 & 24, 2018
Until further notice, NO cargo will be accepted at ALL ports. Sailings for the remainder of the week have been cancelled. All ports will remain closed until the United States Coast Guard and Department of Transportation Harbors Division re-opens the ports and issues the “All Clear.”
County of Maui
As Hurricane Lane continues its slow march, airlines continue to cancel their flights to and from Kahului Airport. American Airlines canceled all flights today, joining United Airlines, Ohana Airlines, Mokulele Airlines and Aloha Airlines Cargo. Alaska Airlines early flights between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today were also canceled.
In a major development, Maui police have reopened Honoapiilani Highway in both directions. The highway had been closed earlier due to a large 300 acre brush fire. It is unknown at this time whether the fire is storm related, however wind gusts overnight helped to spread the fire quickly said Maui fire fighters.
As a safety precaution Maui police evacuated more than 100 households in the Puamana Subdivision as well as those living along Punakea Loop and Lahainaluna Road. The fire also forced the closure of the storm evacuation shelter at Lahaina Intermediate. Evacuees were transferred to Lahaina Civic Center. At this time, it is estimated that there are 300 evacuees inside the civic center with another 200 outside on the property.
Other shelter numbers are as follows:
– Maui High – 225
– Lokelani – 75
– King Kekaulike – 64
– Molokai High – 21
– Lanai High – 17
– Hana High – 2
Sometime after the first fire began, a second fire popped up in the Kaanapali area causing Maui police to evacuate Kaanapali Hillside homes. It is unknown at this time how many homes were evacuated from the second brush fire.
One person has been injured from the fire, a female with burns on her arms and legs was medivaced to Oahu early this morning. There is no other information on the victim at this time.
Because of the fires, the Department of Water Supply has asked that all county and private water customers in Lahaina, Launiupoko and Kaanapali conserve water. This will help ensure fire fighters have enough water to battle the two brush fires.
County of Maui- Road Closures
Due to rain, wind, and high surf, PIILANI HIGHWAY PAST KAUPO (near mile marker 37) is now CLOSED.
Due to trees and utility wires down, Piiholo Rd in multiple locations and Olinda Rd above Seabury Hall is closed until further notice.
County of Maui- Hana Road Closures
County of Maui- Council
Based on current forecasts and information from emergency-management agencies, the offices will be closed to give employees time to prepare and keep individuals off the roads during unsafe periods, White said.
The list of shelters locations are as follows:
– Hana High School
– Lahaina Intermediate
– King Kekaulike High School
– Molokai High School
– Maui High School
– Lokelani Intermediate
– Lanai High
Maui High, Lokelani and Lanai High are designated “pet friendly” shelters. Please note that smoking and drinking are not allowed at the shelters or in the parking lot. Evacuees are asked to bring whatever they need to make themselves comfortable at the shelters. For more information contact the Red Cross hotline at 357-3387.
Also, all Maui Bus and MEO transportation services will not be in operation on Thursday, August 23, until further notice. Contact the Maui Emergency Management Agency for more information at 270-7285
Haleakala National Park
The Kīpahulu and Hosmer Grove campgrounds are closed. No back country camping permits are being issued and all cabin reservations have been canceled.
For the latest closure information park visitors can call 572-4400 and press option 2
Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
“The safety of our visitors and staff is our foremost concern. We will continue to monitor Hurricane Lane as it gets closer to Maui,” said Acting Project Leader for Oahu National Wildlife Refuges and Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. “Please check the Refuge website and the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Service Facebook page for the most up to date closure information and the Refuge’s hours.”
Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Visitor Center hours are Monday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., closed on federal holidays. The Keālia Coastal Boardwalk is open seven days a week from sunrise until 7 p.m, including federal holidays.
Maui County Bus
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Please call the public information hotline at 808-432-7297 for the latest updates.
• All interisland travel for members will be CANCELED for Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24.
• All Hawaii Island clinics will be CLOSED on Thursday, August 23.
• Kihei and Lahaina Clinics will be CLOSED on Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24.
• Maui Lani Medical Office, Maui Lani Elua Clinic, and Wailuku Medical Office will be open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) Thursday, August 23.
• All Maui clinics will be CLOSED on Friday, August 24.
• All Oahu clinics (primary care and specialty) will be OPEN on Thursday, August 23.
• All Oahu clinics (primary care and specialty) will be CLOSED on Friday, August 24.
• Lihue Clinic will be OPEN on Thursday, August 23.
• Lihue Clinic will be CLOSED on Friday, August 24.
Maui Medical Group
Lahaina & Kihei Clinics will be CLOSED:
• Thursday, August 23rd
• Friday, August 24th
• Saturday, August 25th
Wailuku, Pukalani & Kahului clinics will be open until 12 noon on Thursday, August 23rd, but will be CLOSED on Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th.
We are hoping to resume normal business hours on Sunday depending on the storm and possible damage.
UH Maui College
State DOE- Schools
“The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority as we prepare to weather this storm,” said Deputy Superintendent Phyllis Unebasami. “The statewide closures of our campuses and offices will give our school communities time to prepare as the storm is anticipated to make landfall on Oahu Thursday evening, and Kauai on Friday. This will allow the counties to stand up emergency shelters for the public statewide.”
To allow school communities and families time to prepare for the storm’s impacts, school and HIDOE office closures are already in place for Hawaii Island and Maui County.
Schools on Oahu and Kauai have been added for the remainder of the week as emergency officials warn of dangerous storm conditions for all islands, including heavy rain, flash flooding, high surf and strong winds. The public can follow the progress of the storm on the Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s website here: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc
The school day will proceed as normal for Oahu and Kauai today. Only essential personnel and disaster responders are to report to work Thursday and Friday.
HIDOE schools and offices will reopen on Monday, Aug. 27, unless otherwise noted. The cancellation of all HIDOE after-school activities and programs, including interscholastic athletic events and After-School Plus (A+) Programs statewide, remains in effect through the weekend.
St. Anthony School
Our Back to School night is also canceled. We pray for the safety and security of all during this time
Sacred Hearts School Lahaina
Today (Aug. 24)
HA101 ITO-HNL – weather
HA346 HNL-OGG – weather
HA37 SAN-OGG – mechanical
HA17 LAS-HNL – mechanical
HA201 ITO-HNL – weather
HA332 HNL-ITO – weather
HA587 KOA-HNL – weather
All ‘Ohana by Hawaiian flights
Yesterday (Aug. 23)
HA898 PEK-HNL – mechanical
HA44 HNL-SJC – mechanical
HA39 PDX-OGG – mechanical
HA12 HNL-SFO – aircraft availability due to mechanical
The following ‘Ohana by Hawaiian flights – due to weather:
Hawaiian Airlines is waiving reservation change fees for guests holding tickets for travel on Hawaiian and its codeshare partners to, from, within, and via Hawai‘i from Aug. 21-26 due to Hurricane Lane. For more details, please visit: https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/alerts/travel-waiver-for-hurricane-lane
Ohana by Hawaiian Airlines
We encourage all guests flying with us to please check their flight status here and be cautious when traveling to and from Hawai‘i airports.
Saturday (Aug. 25)
‘Ohana by Hawaiian – all flights between HNL and JHM, and all morning flights between HNL and LNY and MKK are canceled due to Hurricane Lane. The remaining flights to LNY and MKK are subject to weather conditions.
Canceled ‘Ohana by Hawaiian flights:
Today (Aug. 24)
HA153 HNL-LIH – mechanical
HA354 LIH-HNL – mechanical
HA222 HNL-ITO – weather
HA291 ITO-HNL – weather
HA373 HNL-LIH – operational adjustment
HA384 LIH-HNL – operational adjustment
HA38 OGG-SAN – weather
HA201 ITO-HNL – weather
HA101 ITO-HNL – weather
HA346 HNL-OGG – weather
HA37 SAN-OGG – mechanical
HA17 LAS-HNL – mechanical
HA201 ITO-HNL – weather
HA332 HNL-ITO – weather
HA587 KOA-HNL – weather
HA43 SJC-HNL – mechanical
HA11 SFO-HNL – mechanical
All ‘Ohana by Hawaiian flights
Delta Airlines posted the following to their website:
If you wish to cancel your trip as a result of a flight cancellation or significant delay (90 minutes or more), you are entitled to a refund for the unused portion of your ticket. Even if your flight is not canceled, you may make a one-time change to your ticket without fee if you are scheduled to travel to, from, or through the following destination(s) on Delta, Delta Connection®, or Delta-coded flights during the specified time periods listed below.
You may contact Reservations Sales to make changes to your itinerary. Additional collection in fares may apply.
Impacted Travel Dates: August 23-24
Tickets must be reissued on or before: August 27
Re-booked travel must begin no later than: August 27
When rescheduled travel occurs beyond August 27, 2018, the change fee will be waived. However, a difference in fare may apply. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity, one year from date of original issue. If travel is not able to be rescheduled within these guidelines, customers may cancel their reservation and apply any unused value of the ticket toward the purchase of a new ticket for a period of one year from the original ticket issuance. Applicable change fee and fare difference will apply for new travel dates. Final travel must be completed by end of ticket validity
American Savings Bank
First Hawaiian Bank
First Hawaiian Bank branches on the Big Island and Maui will be closed on Thursday, August 23, 2018, due to the threat of Hurricane Lane. These branches will re-open when conditions are safe to do so.
Customers may access their accounts via FHB Online and FHB Mobile app or may call the FHB Customer Service Center at 1-888-844-4444.
Big Island First Hawaiian Bank Branches
- Hilo – Hilo Shopping Center, 1205 Kilauea Avenue
- Kamuela – Kamuela Shopping Center, 67-1189 Mamalahoa Highway
- Kealakekua – 81-6626 Mamalahoa Highway
- Kona – 74-5593 Palani Road
- Pahoa – Government Main Road
- Waiakea – Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, 111 East Puainako Street, Building F
- Waikoloa – Waikoloa Highlands Center, 68-1845 Waikoloa Road
Maui First Hawaiian Bank Branches
- Kahana – 4405 Honoapiilani Highway, Suite 205
- Kahului – 20 W Kaahumanu Avenue
- Kihei – Lipoa Shopping Center, 41 E Lipoa Street #28
- Lahaina – 215 Papalaua Street
- Pukalani – 67 Makawao Avenue
- Wailea – 161 Wailea Ike Place, Suite A-101
- Wailuku – 27 Market Street
Lanai First Hawaiian Bank Branch
- Lanai — 644 Lanai Avenue
Queen Kaahumanu Center
The State Department of Transportation Pedestrian Safety Fair scheduled for Saturday, August 25 from 10am to 1pm and the Hot Rods & Classic Car show from 6pm to 9pm, have been postponed with a new date to be announced.
“The safety of our shoppers, tenants and mall employees is our first priority”, says Toni Rojas, Marketing Director. “Our team is working diligently to ensure the impact of the hurricane on our venue is as minimal as possible”, says Rojas.
Queen Ka’ahumanu Center is not an evacuation shelter.
Smile Suite Maui Lani
- The Kahului location will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
- The 22 ‘Oahu Zippy’s locations will close at 4:00pm the next day, Thursday, August 23, 2018.
Last orders must be placed by 3:30pm.
- Zippy’s in Hilo at the Prince Kuhio Plaza will follow the mall’s opening or closing hours.
“The safety of our employees and their families is our foremost concern,” said Paul Yokota, president of Zippy’s Restaurants. “With the closure of schools and government services, our employees need to attend to family matters at this time. Also, many of our employees rely on public transportation to get to work, so the shut-down of bus services on ‘Oahu severely impacts the ability of our staff to get to and from work safely.”
A reopening date and time will be determined when conditions are deemed to be safe.
Kihei 4th Friday
C-SPAN Bus Visits
Maui Adult Day Care Centers
Henry Kapono Concert at the MACC
Tickets already purchased may be used for the new date. Patrons who are unable to attend the new date can get a full refund by returning their tickets to the Box Office. Patrons who have purchased tickets but not yet picked them up need to contact the Box Office if they wish to get a refund. All refunds must happen prior to the rescheduled concert date.
The MACC Box Office is closed Wednesday, August 22 due to the weather. For Box Office operating hours updates, call 808-242-7469 or check the Henry Kapono & Friends MACC website page at mauiarts.org. Regular Box Office operating hours for phone and window sales are Mon-Sat, 10am – 6pm.
Store officials say the closure is at the recommendation of state and city officials and to ensure the safety of customers and employees. It has not yet been determined when the stores will reopen
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