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Hawaii County Civil Defense High Wind and Flash Flood Watch message


Hawaii News Digest, 24 October 2017, 0615 UTC, Post #15830.

Source:

http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts

Accessed on 24 October 2017, 0615 UTC.

Please click link to read the full list of civil defense messages for Hawaii County.

Here’s the current Civil Defense message covering the high wind and flash flood watches:

High Wind And Flash Flood Watch Message For Monday, October 23 At Noon

This is a Civil Defense High Wind and Flash Flood Watch Message for Monday, October 23 at Noon.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to dangerous flash flooding.

Intermittent heavy showers are expected to develop this afternoon/evening through tomorrow. Police report all roads are open at this time, but advise that driving conditions deteriorate during heavy downpours.

In addition, the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Watch for Hawaii Island summits today through tomorrow. A High Wind Watch means regular winds of 35-45 mph with gusts over 70 mph are expected for summit areas 8,000 ft. and above. Motorists in the area are advised to drive with caution.

This message will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety.

Thank you, have a safe day, this is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.

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Lieutenant Governor will not run for office in 2018


Hawaii News Digest, 24 October 2017, 0526 UTC, Post #15829.

Source:

http://khon2.com/2017/10/23/lieutenant-governor-will-not-run-for-office-in-2018

Accessed on 24 October 2017, 0526 UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui will not run for public office in 2018.  According to a spokesman, Tsutsui “wants to spend more time with his family, including his three children…One just left for college last month.”

In 2012, Tsutsui was appointed to fill Brian Schatz’s uncompleted term, when Schatz decided to run for the U.S. Senate seat left by the death of Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye.

Tsutsui won his own election in 2014.

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Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

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Listeria triggers major recall of veggies across US and Canada


Hawaii News Digest, 24 October 2017, 0500 UTC, Post #15828.

Source:

http://khon2.com/2017/10.23/listeria-triggers-major-recall-of-veggies-across-us-and-canada/

Reporter:  Michael Nedelman (CNN).

Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:

Mann Packaging, a major vegetable supplier in California, has recalled vegetable products that may have been contaminated with listeria bacteria.

The recall affects a wide range of supermarkets and stores, including Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Meijer, Albertson’s, and Safeway.

These recalled products were sold in Safeway stores in Hawaii, California, and Nevada.  If you have any of these products in your refrigerator, please dispose of them or return them to the store where you purchased them.

Product Description UPC Code Size
Cauliflower Chopped 24105000000 8OZ
Veggies w/ Dip 24201200000 8OZ
Premium Vegetable Tray 24210800000 2lb 14OZ
Vegetables Steaming 24214000000 13OZ
Broccoli Carrots Cauliflower with Ranch Dip 330 cal 24218800000 9OZ
Broccoli Carrots & Celery w/ Ranch Dip 320 cal 24218900000 9OZ
Broccoli Carrots Grape Tomatoes & Dip 340 cal 24219000000 10OZ
Broccoli Carrots Snap Peas & Dip 340 cal 24219100000 9OZ
Carrots / Broccoli / Cauliflower 24220800000 14OZ
Broccoli / Cauliflower 24220900000 14OZ
Broccoli Florets 24221000000 14OZ
Cauliflower 24222400000 10OZ
Vegetable Tray w/ Dip 24250100000 2lb 14OZ
Tomatoes Broccoli Cheese & Ranch Dip 530 cal 24288700000 8OZ

 

 

 

Flash flood watch continues as storm moves down island chain


Hawaii News Digest, 24 October 2017, 0440 UTC, Post #15827.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/23/weather-updates/flash-flood-watch-continued-as-storm-moves-down-island-chain

Accessed on 24 October 2017, 0440 UTC.

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Comment:

A cold front accompanied by heavy showers and thunderstorms is moving slowly down the island chain from Kauai to Hawaii Island.  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued its flash flood watch for Oahu, Maui Island, and Hawaii Island.  The brunt of the storm is expected to pass east of Hawaii Island on Wednesday or Thursday evening.

In addition to heavy showers, Hawaii Island residents are being advised not to travel to the Mauna Kea summit because of high and dangerous winds:

“A high wind warning was issued for Big Island summits until 6 p.m. Tuesday, with southwest winds of 40 to 60 mph and localized gusts of more than 66 mph along the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Operators of high profile vehicles should drive with caution. Travel to the Big Island summits is not advised until the winds have subsided.”

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Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

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DHHL to develop ag lots near Honomu


Hawaii News Digest, 23 October 2017, 1530 UTC, Post #15826.

Source:

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/dhhl-develop-ag-lots-near-honomu

Reporter:  Jeff Hansel (“Hawaii Tribune-Herald”).

Accessed on 23 October 2017, 1530 UTC.

Please click link to read the full article.

Comment:

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) will hold two community meetings to discuss a proposal to set aside hundreds of acres near Akaka Falls for subsistence agriculture plots.  The first meeting will be held Monday (23 October 2017), 7 p.m., at the Honomu Gym.  The second meeting will be held Tuesday (24 October 2017), 7 p.m. at the Keaukaha Elementary School cafeteria.

To get on the  waiting list for the ag plots, applicants “must be able to document that he or she has at least a 50 percent blood quantum that is Native Hawaiian.”

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Chefs revive Hawaii Island culinary classic.


Hawaii News Digest, 23 October 2017, 1455 UTC, Post #15825.

Source:

http://westhawaiitoday.com/north-hawaii-news/nhn-news/chefs-revive-hawaii-island-cuisine-classic-hawaii-food-wine-festival

Accessed on 23 October 2017, 1455 UTC.

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Comment:

Get ready for a visual and tasty delight this Saturday evening as the popular “Return of Cuisine of the Sun” visits the seventh annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

Chef Alan Wong describes what Cuisine of the Sun” means to the festival:

“Cuisines of the Sun started with four chefs and four winemakers featuring cuisines and beverages of warm, sunny climates… It grew into inviting chefs and winemakers from all over the world. It brought media, attention and publicity to the Big Island, to the State of Hawaii, our food, culture, farmers, products and people. This is what the Hawaii Food &Wine Festival brings to the state in its seventh year.”

For more information on the festival, please visit this website:  http://www.HawaiiFoodandWineFestival.com.

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Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

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Missing 8-year-old boy found safe and reunited with family


Hawaii News Digest, 23 October 2017, 1440 UTC, Post #15824.

Source:

http://khon2.com/2017/10/22/missing-8-year-old-quincy-sablan/

Accessed on 23 October 2017, 1440 UTC.

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Comment:

Thanks to the efforts of the Honolulu Police Department and the Crimestoppers Network a missing child was found unharmed and returned to his family.

Quincy Sablan was reported missing around 3:45 p.m. Sunday in an area near Macy’s in the Kahala Mall.  The child lived in Kalihi and was not familiar with the area.

The boy was found later and returned to his family.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

Hawaii News Digest

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