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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald.” Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Heavy rain from Hurricane Lane caused a wastewater pond at Big Island Dairy to overflow Thursday, sending untreated effluent into a nearby gulch.
As rain from Hurricane Lane doused the island Thursday, curious onlookers drove over half-flooded streets to watch swollen rivers churn into the ocean despite repeated warnings from county officials to stay off the roads.
Boarded up storefronts peppered the north end of Alii Drive Thursday morning, standing in lonely juxtaposition to a thoroughfare bustling with foot and vehicle traffic. Spectators lined the seawall, phones in hand and mouths agape. Children shrieked and giggled as waves crashed into the rocks below, an explosive ocean spray occasionally drenching those who ventured too close to the edge.
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Hurricane Lane’s rain kept emergency workers busy Thursday, as five people were rescued from a flooded Hilo home after a nearby gulch overflowed. County Managing Director Wil Okabe said those rescued from the Reeds Island home in Hilo weren’t injured and were taken to a shelter.
It’s been 150 years since the Gannenmono arrived in Hawaii. Art Taniguchi, honorary consul general of Japan in Hilo, said the Gannenmono were the first organized Japanese immigrants to arrive in Hawaii.
The University of Hawaii will hold four public comment sessions on proposed administrative rules affecting Maunakea.
UPDATE: 6:20 p.m.: Five people were rescued from a flooded home on Reeds Island in Hilo today after a nearby gulch overflowed.
Police want to question a man and woman they think might have assisted cop killer Justin Waiki when he was on the run.
President Trump approved Gov. David Ige’s request for a disaster declaration Wednesday as powerful Hurricane Lane spiraled closer to Hawaii.
Hawaii County won’t even begin collecting its share of the general excise tax for more than four months, but there’s already disagreement over how to spend it.