Tag Archives: Oahu

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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Goodwill suffers setback after donation center set on fire


Hawaii News Digest, 11 October 2017, 1620 UTC, Post #15753.

Source:

http://khon2.com2017/10/10/goodwill-suffers-major-setback-after-donation-center-set-on-fire/

Accessed on 11 October 2017, 1620 UTC.

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Comment:

What’s gotten into people these days? According to KHON 2 News, vandals set fire to the Goodwill donation center at the Waipio Shopping Center on Oahu.

Goodwill Hawaii COO Katy Chan said the deliberately-set fire was “senseless”:

“We really depend on the community for donations…We’ve been in that area for over 10 years. In fact, we receive 33,000 boxes of donations every year from that location, so it’s a critical part of our donation stream.”

Those with leads should call Honolulu police.

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Public invited to special events as Hokulea stops in Haleiwa


Hawaii News Digest, 16 September 2017, 0845 hrs, UTC, Post #15595.

Source:

http://khon2.com/2017/09/15/public-invited-to-special-events-as-hokulea-stops-in-haleiwa/

Accessed on 16 September 2017, 0845 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to KHON 2, a series of events celebrating the worldwide voyage of the canoe Hokulea will be held in Haleiwa, beginning Saturday, 16 September 2017 and ending on Saturday, 23 September 2017.

The legendary voyaging canoe arrived at Haleiwa harbor on Thursday, 14 September 2017.  During the brief port call, crew members of the Hokulea will share their experiences, and knowledge with the public.

The article provides a list of scheduled events along the North Shore of Oahu.

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The Secret Dock


Hawaii News Digest, 26 August 2017, 15:20 hrs, UTC, Post #15489.

Source:

https://www.hawaiifunshine.com/2017/08/04/the-secret-dock/

Accessed on 26 August 2017, 15:20 hrs, UTC.

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Comment”

Although the island of Oahu is built-up and is becoming one urban community, there are still a few isolated spots where tranquility reigns. One such area is the restricted access area of fishponds on the Kualoa Ranch at the base of the Koolau Mountains.

The fishpond captured in this photo essay is large–about 125 acres–and is only one of four fishponds on Oahu.

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Missing soldiers identified as Coast Guard ends search for Black Hawk crew


Hawaii News Digest, 22 August 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC, Post #15458.

Source:

http://staradvertiser.com/2017/08/21/breaking-news/coast-guard-ends-search-for-black-hawk-crew-off-oahu/

Accessed on 22 August 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its active search for five U.S. Army aviators who disappeared Tuesday night when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed into the sea about 2 miles/3.2 kilometers off Oahu’s Kaena Point.

Here’s the official statement from the Coast Guard:

“A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact and I know I speak for the entire Coast Guard when I say our thoughts and prayers are with Army helicopter squadron and particularly with families and loved ones of those missing,” Rear Adm. Vincent B. Atkins, commander of the Coast Guard’s 14th District, said at a noon news conference today. “I want to thank all our partners, the Navy, Army, the Hawaii Department of Natural Resources, Fire, Police and Ocean Safety for their extraordinary efforts. As we suspend the search we stand ready to support any future operations the Army conducts, and continue to provide any comfort we can for those suffering from this tragic loss.”

“Families of the missing soldiers were notified about the search suspension before reporters were told at the news conference and there has been no determination yet of the crash’s cause, said Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of the 25th Infantry Division.”

“Coast Guard officials said the search involved an area of more than 72,575 square nautical miles, 0r 96,110 square statute miles, in more than 132 separate searches. The search area began off of Kaena Point, Oahu, but extended west beyond Kauai and Niihau, they said.”

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Monday classes canceled at Leeward Community College’s Pearl City campus due to water main break | KHON2


The campus is expected to reopen on Tuesday, September 27.

Source: Monday classes canceled at Leeward Community College’s Pearl City campus due to water main break | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/09/25/monday-claases-cancelled-at-leeward-community-college-pearl-city-campus-due-to-water-main-break/).

Accessed on 26 September 2016,15:30 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to the college’s vice chancellor of administrative services, “all classes scheduled for Monday, September 24, are cancelled.”

Because there is no water service, restrooms will be closed and the college’s air conditioning will be turned off.

Classes are expected to resume on Tuesday, 27 September 2016.


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Stolen Make-A-Wish van found at Waipio storage facility | KHON2


It was taken from a neighborhood that doesn’t typically have thefts or break-ins.

Source: Stolen Make-A-Wish van found at Waipio storage facility | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/09/04/make-a-wish-van-stolen-from-diamond-head-area/).

Accessed on 05 September 2016, 16:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Brigette Namata.

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Comment:

Rich Erickson, a board member of Make-A-Wish Hawaii, says the nonprofit’s van, which was stolen Sunday morning (04 September 2016), from the Diamond Head area, was found Sunday evening at a Waipio storage facility.  The stolen vehicle is at the Pinky Tows Kapolei yard and will be recovered this morning.


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