MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Hurricane Warning Siren Scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

The County of Maui will sound warning sirens for Hurricane Douglas at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday to alert Maui County residents to shelter in place and stay informed. Members of the public are encouraged to following local news and emergency management sources for the latest on the storm. The National Weather Service is forecasting strong winds and heavy rains to …

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Hurricane Warning Issued for Maui County as Douglas Closes In

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe, Oahu, and Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hawaii County. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for portions of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from Nihoa to French Frigate Shoals …

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Mayor Victorino Announces County Emergency Shelter Plans

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the County of Maui will open emergency shelters on Maui Island at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. Shelters on Lanai and Molokai will open Sunday at 7 a.m. Opening times and locations may change depending upon the weather. Residents have been strongly encouraged to shelter in place because space is limited at the emergency shelters due …

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Hawaiian Airlines Cancels Sunday Hawai`i-U.S. Mainland Flights

Hawaiian Airlines is canceling all flights between Hawai`i and the United States mainland, including service to and from Los Angeles, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle on Sunday due to adverse weather expected from Hurricane Douglas. The airline, which also canceled its neighbor island service on Sunday is providing guests the flexibility to change flights without fees.

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Haleakalā National Park to Temporarily Close Ahead of Hurricane Douglas

Due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Douglas and the Hurricane Watch issued by the National Weather Service, Haleakalā National Park has planned to temporarily close beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, until further notice. Park officials say all sunrise reservations scheduled on Sunday, July 26, and Monday, July, 27 have been canceled. Assessments will take place after the storm …

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Maui Bus Routes to be Suspended Beginning Sunday

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation announces the suspension of transportation services starting Sunday, July 26, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Douglas. The Maui Bus Fixed Route, Paratransit, Commuter and Human Services Transportation services will all be suspended starting Sunday.

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Hurricane Douglas Continues To Move West-Northwest Toward Hawai`i

A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for Oahu. A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Hawaii County and Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. Hurricane conditions are expected on Oahu on Sunday and …

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State Faces Third Consecutive Day Of Record Covid-19 Cases

As Tropical Cyclone Douglas approaches, across the state 625 people, currently in isolation or quarantine due to exposure to someone or being positive for COVID-19, have affirmed they will shelter-in-place. With record new cases today, it’s expected the number of people in isolation or quarantine will rise by the end of the day. The Hawai`i Department of Health contacted these …

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Modified Quarantine Rules in Place During Tropical Cyclone

The State of Hawai‘i’s mandatory 14-day quarantine rule for travelers is being modified temporarily in consideration of the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Douglas.  Governor David Ige said, “I want to make sure that those in quarantine are adequately prepared per the state recommendations. If you are in quarantine, to the extent possible, please have supplies and materials delivered and lean on …

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Asteroid Discovered by UH Telescope will Make Close Pass Monday

An asteroid discovered on July 20 by the University of Hawaiʻi’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope atop Haleakalā will make a close pass of Earth on Monday, July 27. At its closest point, the asteroid will be only about 1.7 times the distance of the Moon. A short time after the July 20 discovery, the Center for Near-Earth Object (NEO) Studies at NASA issued a notification that it would likely …

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