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2018 Hurricane Season


Editorial: Storms reveal isles’ weak points

Thought it was time to exhale, when Tropical Storm Olivia finally swept away to the west-southwest? Not so fast. Read More

Lawmakers seek federal aid to help local farmers in wake of natural disasters

Hawaii’s delegation urges the DOA to use its existing authority to tap into the “billions of dollars that USDA is allocating to offset the impacts of tariffs.” Read More

Hurricane Lane damage to Hawaii county infrastructure totals about $20M

A Hawaii county official says damage to county facilities from the flooding caused by Hurricane Lane’s torrential rains totaled about $20 million. Read More

Hawaii Filipinos are ready to help victims affected by Typhoon Mangkhut

A Filipino organization in Hawaii plans to discuss fundraising efforts to assist victims affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, which wreaked havoc in the northern part of the Philippines. Read More

Olivia causes flooding and landslides but no injuries on Maui

State and county officials Thursday got a bird’s-eye view of the parts of Maui County hardest-hit by Tropical Storm Olivia. Read More

Kokua Line: Lost storm days not added to school calendar for now

Question: Will Hawaii public school students have to make up the two missed school days due to Hurricane Lane? When students on the mainland miss school due to snow, they are required to make up lost school days to meet the required number of school days in the year. Read More

Health officials are warning beachgoers to stay out if the water is brown

The state Health Department may have issued an islandwide brown-water advisory due to Tropical Storm Olivia, but plenty of tourists were still splashing in the waters fronting major hotels in Waikiki on Thursday afternoon. Read More

Olivia fades away from Hawaii, but its moisture still tormenting Hawaiian isles

While former Tropical Storm Olivia was losing its bluster hundreds of miles from the islands, its lingering moisture Thursday continued to torment the islands. Read More

Nuuanu Dam No. 1 was never in danger of failing, Board of Water Supply says

Board of Water Supply officials said there is no danger of Nuuanu Reservoir No. 1 failing and that they notified the public about the possibility of evacuations downstream in an abundance of caution and to keep the community informed. Read More

Islands no longer under flash flood watch as Olivia moves away from Hawaii

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has canceled the statewide flash flood watch and the flood advisory for the Big Island as Tropical Depression Olivia moved further away from the state. Read More

Lengthy storage calls for teaspoon of bleach per gallon of tap water

Question: Using a Clorox cap as the measuring tool for adding bleach to stored water isn’t specific enough. Some caps are bigger than others. What is the quantitative amount? Read More

Hawaii is in for an unpredictable hurricane season

It’s shaping up to be an unpredictable hurricane season in Hawaii, with cyclones approaching from multiple directions — and there’s still six weeks left until it comes to a close on Nov. 30. Read More

Isles appear to dodge major damage from Olivia

Tropical Storm Olivia blew through the Hawaiian Islands Wednesday but not before leaving a soggy trail of fallen trees, swollen streams, landslides and power outages. Read More

Olivia makes brief but historic landfall on Maui

Tropical Storm Olivia made history Wednesday as the first such storm to make landfall on Maui in modern times. Read More

Hawaii shelters offer storm cover for the few who turn up

William Prange pushed Craig Ell in his broken wheelchair nearly 6 miles from the Waikiki Health Center to a Hawaii Red Cross shelter at Manoa Valley District Park as rain began pouring from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Olivia. Read More

Brown water advisory posted for Maui County

The state Health Department on Tuesday afternoon issued an islandwide brown water advisory for Maui as well as Molokai and Lanai after heavy rains from Tropical Storm Olivia resulted in stormwater runoff entering coastal waters. Read More

Mayor Caldwell signs emergency proclamation as Olivia gets closer to Oahu

The mayor signed the proclamation after a morning briefing on Tropical Storm Olivia at the Emergency Operations Center on the possible impacts to Oahu, which remains under a tropical storm warning. Read More


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