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UPDATE: Kaupakalua Dam breaches, evacs in Haiku ongoing

Haiku evacuations remain in effect; residents advised to stay away from the vicinity of Kaupakalua Dam The Maui Fire Department reports responding to more than a dozen calls for help from residents who have been trapped by rising waters. Officials advise people to stay away from low-lying areas, near streams, and from the vicinity of and downstream of Kaupakalua Dam …

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UPDATE: County orders evacuations for Haiku residents

3:36 PM Update: Evacuations ongoing in Haiku for everyone in the vicinity of Kaupakalua Dam and makai of Kaupakalua Road. Maui County officials have been informed that Kaupakalua Dam has been breached. Evacuations have been ordered and ongoing. Everyone in the vicinity of Kaupakalua Dam and makai of Kaupakalua Road need to leave the area immediately. People near heavily flowing …

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Highly Transmissible Variant Detected in Hawai‘i

The Department of Health State Laboratories Division has detected a new variant of concern. This new strain has the technical name B.1.351 and is sometimes referred to as the South African variant. It was found in an O‘ahu resident with no travel history.  “This is concerning because B.1.351 has a mutation that makes it more transmissible from one person to …

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