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Hilo High School was opened as an emergency shelter when Tropical Storm Iselle hit the Big Island In 2014.

Here’s a list of open shelters, and various closures, cancellations and changes due to Hurricane Madeline. This list will be updated.


The following shelters are open.

Hawaii island:

Hilo High, 556 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo

* Kalanianaole Elementary, 27-330 Mamalahoa Hwy., Papaikou

* Kau High & Elementary, 96-3150 Pikake St., Pahala

* Keaau High, 16-725 Keaau-Pahoa Rd., Keaau

* Kealakehe High, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Kailua-Kona

Kohala High & Elementary, 54-3609 Akoni Pule Hwy., Kapaau

* Konawaena High, 81-1043 Konawaena School Rd., Kealakekua

Laupahoehoe High, 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Laupahoehoe

Mountain View Elementary, 18-1235 Volcano Hwy., Mountain View

* Pahoa High, 15-3038 Pahoa Village Rd., Pahoa

* Waiakea High, 155 W Kawili St., Hilo

Waikoloa Elementary, 68-1730 Hooko St., Waikoloa

Waimea Intermediate, 67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy., Waimea

* Shelters able to accommodate pets


Hawaii island: All public schools closed Wednesday and Thursday. All inter-scholastic athletic events and student activities canceled Wednesday and Thursday.

Charter schools closed Wednesday and Thursday: Connections Public Charter School in Hilo, Hawaii Technology Academy (closing learning centers but classes will be online), Innovations Public Charter School in Kailua-Kona, Kanu o ka ‘Āina New Century Public Charter School in Waimea, Kaʻu Learning Academy in Naalehu, Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahiokalani’ōpu’u Iki, LPCS, Kua o ka Lā New Century Public Charter School in Pahoa, Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School in Laupahoehoe, Na Wai Ola Public Charter School in Mountain View, Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School in Waimea, West Hawaii Explorations Academy in Kailua-Kona, Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kailua in Kealakekua. The following charter schools will close Wednesday, and may close Thursday depending on conditions: Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter School in Pahoa, Ka ‘Umeke Kā’eo in Keaukaha, Hilo, Ke Ana La’ahana Public Charter School in Keaukaha, Hilo, Volcano School of Arts & Sciences in Volcano.

Kamehameha Schools’ Hawaii island operations, including Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi campus at Keaau, KS preschools islandwide, community programs and all business offices closed Wednesday and Thursday.

All University of Hawaii campuses on the Big Island will reopen Thursday after being closed Wednesday.

Hawaii Preparatory Academy will remain closed Thursday.

Maui: Hana Elementary School and Hana High School will be closed Thursday.


Hawaii island: Public libraries closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Maui County: All public libraries’ programs cancelled Wednesday and Thursday.


Hawaii island: Hilo Harbor, Kawaihae Harbor closed as of 8 p.m. Tuesday


Hawaii island: State Courthouses and Judiciary Offices closed Wednesday. All documents due during the court closure date will be considered timely if filed by the close of business Thursday. Hearings or trials scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled to the next available date.

State and county offices on the Big Island will be closed Wednesday. State employees will be granted administrative leave and should not report to work on Wednesday, with the exceptions of: departmental disaster/emergency coordinators, disaster response workers, employees whose work involves continuing crucial operations/services, such as hospital workers, correctional workers, etc. Employees in the exception categories must report to work unless department directors excuse them.

The Hele-On bus service and county landfills and solid waste transfer stations will also be closed.

Hilo VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic closed Wednesday.


Hawaii island: Division of Forestry and Wildlife closed all forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves, Na Ala Hele hiking trails, forest campgrounds and game management areas, including Keanakolu cabins, Ainapo hiking trail, Muliwai trail and Waimanu valley campground until further notice. Camping permits for this weekend are cancelled until further notice.

Division of State Parks closed its park campgrounds, pavilions and cabins starting tonight. All Big Island parks will remain closed Wednesday and until conditions warrant re-opening. The use of state park cabins and pavilions will be restricted Wednesday, until further notice.

The division closed all Big Island park campgrounds, pavilions, cabins along with Lava Tree State Monument, Mackenzie State Recreation Area and Manuka State Wayside Wednesday. All other Big Island State Parks will remain open until end of the day Wednesday and then will not re-open until conditions are safe.

All county parks and facilities, including the lava viewing area will be closed.

Kaloko-Honokohau and Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Parks closed Wednesday.

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is closed as of noon Wednesday. The park previously closed campgrounds and the Chain of Craters Road and lava viewing areas. Guests staying at the Kilauea Military Camp and Volcano House may shelter in place, unless directed by staff to an emergency shelter.

Maui County: Division of Forestry and Wildlife closed noon Wednesday all of its managed lands, including forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves, Na Ala Hele hiking trails, game management areas.

Division of State Parks’ Polipoli State Park will be closed, but all other Maui state parks will remain open on Wednesday.


Bank of Hawaii’s and Central Pacific Bank’s Big Island branches closed Wednesday.

Hawaii Electric Light offices closed Wednesday. Customers can still call the trouble desk at (808) 969-6666.

Hawaiian Airlines’ customers holding tickets for travel to, from or via the Big Island between Wednesday and Thursday will be permitted a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee provided that: ticket was issued on or before Tuesday, affected flights were originally scheduled for travel between Wednesday and Thursday. Change must be ticketed for new flights or before Monday.

Island Air will waive reservation change fees and differences in fares for customers needing to change their travel plans due to Hurricanes Madeline and Lester. Customers ticketed for travel from Wednesday through Saturday will be permitted to change their reservations without charge for ticketed flights through Sept. 10. Changes must be made prior to the original departure date and ticketed on or before Saturday.

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