1 month ago
HALEAKALĀ SNOW: Road is CLOSED. It’s been snowing on and off most of the day. I’m being told by park officials that there were flurries but it didn’t start to stick until about 2pm. The road became icy and they had to close the road due to dangerous conditions at 3:30pm. Winter Weather Advisory extended to midnight. @kitv4
Image: Haleakalā National Park ... See MoreSee Less
ROAD CONDITIONS AND FLOODING:
11:34 am: Water flowing out of the Mahi Pono fields onto Haleakala Highway by Firebreak Road.
11:05 am: Lono Avenue and Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului is flooded
11:04 am: W. Kauai Street and Lono Avenue in Kahului is flooded.
9:30 am: Haiku area is raining heavily and roads are flooding and running over Hana Highway. Road to Hana (front and back side should be avoided due to major flooding. Some areas are not passable.
8:52 am: Waiale Road in Wailuku (by the prison) is flooded.
8:51 am: MPD is closing the left turn lane on Haleakala Highway and Hana Highway.
8:51 am: MPD is closing Hansen Road from Hana Highway to Maui Veterans Highway.
8:42 am: Alamaha Street in Kahului is flooded.
8:16 am: Pu'unene Avenue and Wakea Avenue intersection flooded.
8:16 am: Road flooded at Black Sand Beach in Makena.
8:15 am: Makena Road at Polo Beach flooded and covered in mud - impassable..
8:15 am: Pole that ws struck by lightening in the res of Hansen Road.
8:00 am: Amala Road (by the old rent a car use lots) flooded.
7:30 am: Water running across Honoapi'ilani Highway by the Pali Tunnel. Water coming off the mountain. Rocks snd debris at MM10 Lahaina bound lane. ... See MoreSee Less
THIS IS UPDATE FROM FEMA, please dont take these warnings lightly!!! Be responsible and be safe!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing Flash Flood on the Road to Hana - Maui, Hawaii ... See MoreSee Less
PEOPLE GETTING SWEPT AWAY BY FLASH FLOOD IN MAUI, HAWAII | Apr 26, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday Tips from your CRS Crew:
Many visitors like to visit ponds and waterfalls noted in travel books, but do your research make sure you are not trespassing on private property.
Looks are deceiving, a seemingly beautiful day, can instantly turn into a flash flood situation. Look at the mountains, if there are dark clouds, water may rapidly rise, without warning, you may get trapped or swept away.
Do not cross rising waters!
Don’t leave valuables in your rental car. If you see broken glass where you are parking, it is likely that a vehicle has been broken into.
Our ocean is beautiful but can be unpredictable.
Don’t turn your back and when in doubt, don’t go out.
Lastly remember even in paradise there is Covid-19.
Please help slow the spread, wear your mask, wash your hands and socially distance.
Be smart. Do your part.
Mahalo ... See MoreSee Less
Why there are so many SHARKS.
Ho'o-ilo is the winter or rainy season. Winter begins when the Makali'i cluster begins to rise at sunset and set at dawn and is visible most of the night.
When the Kanaka Maoli saw the stars' appear in the night sky they knew it was the beginning of the most important holiday of the year. Makahiki.
Makahiki is the traditional Hawaiian celebration of the harvest and time of personal rest, spiritual and cultural renewal. A time for things to replenish. Start new.
All disputes and wars were ceased and there were festivities, competitions and contests between villages. Even strict Kapu (laws) were temporarily set aside to give more freedom. So everyone could rest and prepare for the next growing season.
Mid October, ancient Hawaiians didn't fish because Makahiki season is the spawning, birthing, and growing season in the ocean.
The increase in rain causes fresh water to run off into the ocean which attracts sharks. So it's not coincidence the increase in shark activity started at the beginning of Makahiki because that is how it has always been.
Is it possible that in their wisdom, the ancient Hawaiians stopped fishing during Makahiki for a reason? And the shark attacks are a reminder to return to honoring the traditions of Makahiki?
There are said to be those souls who still return from the past to remind us of those times.
Could the sharks be souls of the past sending us a message to slow down...and let things replenish?
Hawaiian Makahiki Blessing:
"As it has been through time, may this season of Makahiki be a time of new growth and rejuvenation for you physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually"
c: I Love Kailua
(Painting: Herb Kawaianui Kani) ... See MoreSee Less
Message from Mayor Michael Victorino:
Dear Residents and Visitors of Maui County,
Together, we are facing an unprecedented emergency in Maui County with the spread of COVID-19. With many canceled events, changed work schedules, and closed businesses, the coming weeks are uncertain. Everyone in our community is feeling the stress of the unknown and it brings many challenges for us all.
However, despite all the cancellations and changes in our daily lives, we must all remember one thing: ALOHA is not canceled.
I asked the Governor to take steps to stop visitors from entering Maui County to limit spreading this virus. The Governor announced today that travelers will be mandated to self-quarantine upon arrival to our islands. As Mayor, I don’t have the ability to stop incoming flights or mandate stricter quarantine measures for visitors and returning residents. The power we do have – which is shared by everyone in our community – is in our own actions and how we treat others.
For visitors, this means STRICTLY obeying quarantine and public health emergency rules. Once the quarantine takes effect, do not leave your accommodations for 14 days. Do not trespass or take roads that are restricted to only local residents in the area. All tourist attractions and activities are CLOSED. Please understand that our residents are parents, grandparents, children, siblings, aunties and uncles, just like yours back home. Spreading the virus here means putting our kupuna – our seniors and grandparents, at risk. Think about how you would like to be treated in your own home, filled with your family and loved ones.
Here is an overview of current guidance and rules for all our residents and visitors:
• Stay home as much as possible
• NO social gatherings of more than 10 people; please reconsider large family gatherings in your home.
• DO NOT hoard supplies
• All County Beach Parks will close starting Monday, March 23
• All County Offices will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23
• Waiehu Golf Course will close starting Monday, March 23
• All County Parks facilities are currently closed
• Tourist Attractions
• Venues with large gatherings
NOTE: Takeout and Delivery ONLY for Restaurants and Cafes
CRITICAL SERVICES AND OPERATIONS REMAIN OPEN:
• Maui Police Department
• Maui Fire Department
• American Medical Response
• Healthcare Services
• Pharmaceutical Supply
• Food Supply and Agricultural Operations
• Financial Services
ALL OTHER BUSINESSES:
• Follow CDC guidelines, including social distancing measures and limited
• Law enforcement is taking a compassionate and common sense approach.
• Please obey all law enforcement.
We understand that these rules do not cover every single situation, but please use this as a guide and make social distancing for health and safety your top priority.
Please know that this situation is changing by the minute. Stay up to date and follow any guidance from the County, State and Federal level as it is updated. We will do
our very best to keep you informed.
This is Maui County. We are strong and come together for those in need. Social distancing measures and the 10 people or less rule may keep us apart physically, but it
is in these moments where we grow stronger together.
We cannot stop or “cancel” our compassion, understanding and aloha for our family, friends and neighbors.
Michael P. Victorino
Mayor, County of Maui ... See MoreSee Less