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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
HILO — Mayor Harry Kim plans to ask the state Legislature for $550 million for disaster recovery following three months of destructive lava flows and earthquakes in the wake of the May 3 eruption of Kilauea volcano.
KAILUA-KONA — Around a dozen wild horses in Waipio Valley have died inexplicably and in similar fashion over the last two months.
The inaugural Thursday Night Lights Community Tailgate at Old Kona Airport Park scheduled for Thursday has been canceled due to possible inclement weather in light of Hurricane Hector.
HONOLULU — The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed on Wednesday due to the threat posed by Hurricane Hector.
HONOLULU — The National Weather Service said as of 8 a.m. today the center of Hector, which is still measuring as a Category 4 Hurricane (maximum sustained winds of 113-136 mph), is 495 miles southeast of Hilo moving west at 16 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Hawaii County. Note: See current report on the right hand sidebar for Hurricane Hector information. The storm should pass near South Point sometime this evening.