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Fire Watch for leeward portions of Hawai‘i Island extended through Thursday

August 29, 2023 · 3:39 PM HST
Hawai‘i Fire Department is watching for fires from Pāhala in the Ka‘ū District all the way up to Hawī in North Kohala. Deputy Fire Chief Eric Moller anticipates the Fire Watch to rise to a warning.

Kona Community Hospital, Kōkua Mau: ‘Let’s Talk Story’ on National Grief Awareness Day

August 29, 2023 · 12:36 PM HST
Kōkua Mau is a community organization dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for care at the end of life.

Hawai‘i Island police seek help finding suspect who stole a vehicle in Kona

August 29, 2023 · 12:27 PM HST
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-8 inches tall, weighing approximately 175-180 pounds, with brown facial hair.

No earthquake swarms were reported at KĪlauea summit on Monday; the volcano continues to show signs of unrest

August 29, 2023 · 11:41 AM HST
Elevated seismic activity continues in an area south of Kīlauea’s summit caldera, though levels were slightly lower Monday

Update: Coastal flooding throughout Hawai‘i Island is now expected through Thursday

August 29, 2023 · 8:44 AM HST
Hawai‘i Island is expected to see isolated minor coastal flooding starting in the afternoon hours during the daily peak tides through Wednesday.

Runaway missing since March located Monday

August 29, 2023 · 8:13 AM HST
The Hawai’i Police Department said Zoeylynn Puaoi-Pinheiro, who was reported as a runaway in March, was found in Hilo on Monday.

New boat and trailer parking signs posted at Hōnaunau ramp

August 29, 2023 · 1:00 AM HST
Parking restrictions are not being adhered to less than week after Hawai‘i Parks and Recreation Department posted “boat and trailer parking only” signs at Hōnaunau bpat ramp in South Kona with vehicles taking up six of the eight spaces reserved for local fishermen.

Coastal flooding may occur during high tide through Thursday

August 28, 2023 · 5:09 PM HST
The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood statement for the all islands for low-lying coastal areas until Thursday.

Police seeking information about possible runaway Nanea Palumbo

August 28, 2023 · 4:50 PM HST
The Hawai’i Police Department is looking for possible runaway Nanea Palumbo, who was last seen in Honoka’a on Friday.

Fire Weather Watch for West Hawai‘i goes into effect Wednesday

August 28, 2023 · 4:00 PM HST
Dry fuels combined with strong trade winds and lowering humidities could produce critical fire weather conditions Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.

Puna woman wanted for questioning by police

August 28, 2023 · 3:36 PM HST
Roberta Mokihana Perry is wanted for questioning as a witness in relation to a missing person investigation reported in January 2023.

Conservation company Pono Pacific is hiring

August 28, 2023 · 2:08 PM HST
For the last 23 years, Pono Pacific has been providing specialized sustainability services, including native habitat restoration and maintenance, invasive species eradication, predator-proof fence construction, trail conservation and maintenance, and food and energy security.

Cancellation of monthly siren and emergency alert system test for September

August 28, 2023 · 1:58 PM HST
The canceled test had been scheduled within 15 minutes of a planned moment of worldwide prayer and remembrance for those killed or missing in the Maui wildfires.

7.1 magnitude earthquake in Sea of Bali; no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i

August 28, 2023 · 10:39 AM HST
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center confirms there is no tsunami threat to the Island and State of Hawai‘i.

Kīlauea volcano exhibiting signs of elevated unrest

August 28, 2023 · 10:19 AM HST
Elevated seismic activity continues in an area south of Kīlauea’s summit caldera. Earthquakes occurred steadily through the day yesterday, without swarm activity. Most earthquakes have been at a depth of 1-2 miles (2-3 km) below the surface, with no upward migration.

Puna man accused of assaulting father with knife and stick

August 28, 2023 · 9:30 AM HST
Hawai‘i Island police officers came in contact with the victim at Hilo Medical Center on Friday. The 57-year-old man told Hilo Patrol officers that his son, later identified as 30-year-old Mark Nakoa Akina, assaulted him at a residence on Paniolo Street during the evening hours of Wednesday and into the later afternoon hours of Thursday.

Maui wildfires update: Authorities release 2 new names of victims killed in Lāhainā Wildfire

August 28, 2023 · 8:22 AM HST
The West Maui community were again threatened by a brushfire that broke out Saturday afternoon in Kāʻanapali, leading to the evacuation of residents at Anapuni Loop and West Mahipuna Place.

Puna Geothermal Venture quarterly community meeting this week

August 28, 2023 · 4:00 AM HST
Updates on the status of the Big Island geothermal energy facility are planned, as well as a representative from Hawaiʻi County expected to participate and take questions.

Public invited to learn more about Kona Open Space Network plan

August 28, 2023 · 2:00 AM HST
The Kona Community Development Plan Action Committee, along with its Kona Open Space Network Plan sub-committee, hope to maintain green drainage and flood control areas while preserving trees for shade and carbon absorption.

Are you ready for a natural disaster, Big Island? Event aimed at increasing preparedness, resilience

August 28, 2023 · 1:00 AM HST
Everyone is invited to the free, family-friendly walk-and-talk “Are You Ready?” Waimea Fire Prevention and Resilience Fair on Sept. 9.

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