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Forecast: Heavy Showers, isolated thunderstorms to move over islands


Hawaii News Digest, 23 October 2017, 0510 UTC, Post #15821.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/366553362/forecast-heavy-showers-isolated-thunderstorms-to-move-over-islands

Reporter:  Ben Gutierrez (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 23 October 2017, 0510 UTC.

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Comment:

Some unpleasant weather is headed our way on Monday and Tuesday.  According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, a Flash Flood Watch will take effect Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon for Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii Island.

Southerly winds advancing before a cold front “will draw up deep tropical moisture and heavy showers and thunderstorms.”  A High Wind Watch will be posted Monday evening, with gusts reaching 45 to 60 miles per hour.

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Forecast: Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms, Flooding all possible this weekend


Hawaii News Digest, 13 October 2017, 2110 UTC, Post #15767.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36591066/forecast-heavy-rain-thunderstorrms-flooding-possible-this-weekend

Reporter:  Dan Cooke (“Hawaii News Now”).

Accessed on 13 October 2017, 2110 UTC.

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Comment:

According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, windward sections of all islands will experience heavy showers, some thunderstorms, and flooding throughout the weekend until an “atmospheric disturbance” move to the west of the state.

Windward sections of all islands, including Hawaii Island, have been impacted by heavy rains, localized flooding, and strong, gusty trade winds.

Small craft advisories remain in effect for the Pailolo and Alenuihaha channels, Maalea Bay, windward Maui County, and coastal waters south and west of Hawaii Island.

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Forecast: stronger trade winds and surf to kick up a notch


Hawaii News Digest, 11 October 2017, 0350 UTC, Post #15748.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36567435/forecast-winds-surf-to-kick-up-a-notch

Reporter: Guy Hagi (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 11 October 2017, 0350 UTC.

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Comment:

According to Hawaii New Now’s Guy Hagi, trade winds and surf will pick up on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, with trades blowing between 10 and 20 mph by Thursday, 12 October 2017.  Higher surf is expected to affect southern shores of all islands by Sunday 15 October 2017.

Hagi says you can expect a bit of rain by mid-week:

“A batch of moisture is due in Wednesday night through Thursday with enhanced trade showers. A disturbance is forecast to move over the state this weekend with more widely scattered showers, some heavy at times.”

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Kicked out of closed park, scores of homeless move to Kakaako sidewalks


Hawaii News Digest, 10 October 2017, 0455 UTC, Post #15742.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36557288/within-hours-of-kakaako-park-closure-nearby-sidewalks-overrun-with-squatters

Reporter: Allyson Blair (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 10 October 2017, 0455 UTC.

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Comment:

Homeless squatters evicted from the Kakaako Waterfront Park in Honolulu on Sunday have taken over the sidewalks near The Children’s Discovery Center in Kakaako.  Although 32 homeless persons found shelters or temporary housing, more homeless people replaced those who left the park.  Honolulu City officials believe that up to 180 homeless persons lived at the park, with some causing damage to buildings and facilities in the area.

According to reporter Allyson Blair, homeless persons turned the park into a major homeless village and constituted a public safety hazard:

“Safety concerns prompted the Hawaii Community Development Authority to close the park indefinitely. The announcement came last week following a string of dog attacks and the discovery squatters had been tapping into the electricity – exposing live wires.

Officials estimate the illegal campers have caused a minimum of $500,000 in damage.

Sheriff’s deputies stood guard at the entrances of the parks while crews spent the day removing truckloads of garbage. ”

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Here’s how invasive albizia trees could help ease Hawaii’s housing crisis


Hawaii News Digest, 05 October 2017, 0440 UTC, Post #15717.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36525149/former-uh-student-hopes-to-turn-invasive-trees-into-transitional-housing

Reporter:  Lisa Kubota (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 05 October 2017, 0440 UTC.

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Comment:

According to 30-year-old Joseph Valenti, the much despised albizia tree may hold the key to solving Hawaii’s housing problem by providing inexpensive transitional shelters for the state’s homeless population.

Valenti, who won the UH President’s Green Project Implementation Award in 2016, wants to use invasive albizia trees to build simple, easy to erect homes for those who can’t rent or by homes in Hawaii. If the idea proves successful, homelessness may be reduced.

His structural arch project using mostly albizia wood is on display outside the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Albizia trees caused major problems statewide when Tropical Storm Iselle came ashore in August 2014 in the Puna District of Hawaii Island.  It took weeks to remove the fallen trees, which downed power lines and blocked major roads on Hawaii Island.

Valenti says the albizia trees should be used rather than just discarded as trash:

“We have this potential material that’s abundantly being disposed of, so if we can turn this into something positive, and if that can solve or at least help to mitigate our housing crisis, that was the intention…”

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Assault on guards at OCCC highlights unsafe conditions for staff


Hawaii News Digest, 02 October 2017, 0455 UTC, Post #15696.

Source:

http://hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36496076/lockdown-lifted-after-occc-inmates-assault-guards

Accessed on 02 October 2017, 0455 UTC.

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Comment:

According to Hawaii News Now, approximately 18 inmates at the Oahu Community Correctional Center attacked three Adult Corrections Officer Saturday evening (30 September 2017) as the guard were escorted a prisoner group back to their module.  The injured guards suffered head and facial injuries, necessitating a trip to a local hospital.  All three guards were listed in serious condition.

A veteran OCCC Sergeant who asked to remain anonymous out of concern for his safety said “I’ve been involved now with the department for a while and I feel like it’s really gone down and the safety is being more and more jeopardized,”

OCCC was designed to house 629 inmates, but now, the facility cares for over 1,100 inmates.  Overcrowding, safety issues, and staff shortages continue at OCCC.

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Four dead, several injured in head-on collision on Maui


Hawaii News Digest, 02 October 2017, 0420 UTC, Post #15694.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36496426/4-dead-several-injured-in-head-on-vehicle-collision-on-maui

Accessed on 02 October 2017, 0420 UTC.

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Comment;

According to Maui police, four people were killed and several others were hurt following a head-on collision on Maui’s northwest side.  The fatal accident occurred Saturday evening (30 September 2017) when the driver of a pickup truck crossed a median line and struck a Toyota Camry sedan with five people inside.

Police recapped the accident for Hawaii News Now:

“The pickup driver and three people from the Camry died at the scene, police said. The other two people who were in the Camry were taken to the hospital in stable and critical conditions. Two other vehicles were involved in the crash after the initial collision. There were five people in those two other vehicles, none of whom were seriously injured, police said.”

“Authorities identified the truck driver as 52-year-old Raymundo Hernandez-Ramirez of Lahaina.”

“Two victims from the Camry were identified by police as California residents Charles Whipple, 36, of San Mateo and Danille McColloch, 36, of Galt. Both victims were sitting in the back seat without seat belts on, police said.”

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