Wailuku – Heavy rains over the weekend – particularly in West Maui – carried debris that has caused clogging problems in the intake lines of the Mahinahina and Lahaina Water Treatment Plants.
As a result, the Maui County Department of Water Supply is asking all consumers in West Maui to please conserve water and avoid any unnecessary water use until further notice. The Department expresses its appreciation to customers for their cooperation and understanding.
Please call the 24-hour hotline at 270-7633 if a water-related problem occurs or if there are any questions.
The Mahinahina and Lahaina Water Treatment Plants are experiencing problems due to heavy rains carrying debris and clogging the intake water lines.
As a result, the Maui County Department of Water Supply is asking all consumers in West Maui to please conserve water and avoid any unnecessary water use until further notice.
The Department expresses its appreciation to customers for their cooperation and understanding. Please call the 24-hour hotline at 270-7633 if a water-related problem occurs or if there are any questions.
WAILUKU – The County of Maui Dept. of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, announced that due to staff shortages, two residential refuse collection routsewere not picked up today – in Haiku and in Lahaina.
West Maui motorists will encounter a traffic headache this morning. Late last night a vehicle took out a utility pole along Honoapi’ilani Highway in Lahaina. As a result, the highway is closed to traffic between Papalaua and Hinau Roads.
Maui Electric crews have been on scene since shortly after the mishap. They expect to complete their work by 10 a.m today. No details of the accident have been reported.
Police are requesting assistance in locating Missing Person, Thomas Warren Hansen.
Thiss past Saturday, October 3, Hansen was reported missing by a family member, after being unable to make contact with him. The last reported phone contact with Hansen was on September 20. Hansen lives on a boat moored off of Mala Wharf, Lahaina. He is known to frequent the Lahaina town area.
He is described as a Caucasian male, 5’11”, 168 lbs., white hair, and blue eyes. Hansen is known to his friends by “Sailor Tom” and “Tom Beard.” Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Maui Police Department Non-Emergency number at 808-244-6400 or Detective Brandon Koyama at 808-661-0559.
EVENT: The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of MAUI in effect until 10:45 p.m.
This advisory may need to be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 7:51 p.m., radar indicated heavy showers falling at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour across windward Maui. The most persistent rainfall was occurring in the West Maui mountains.
Locations in the advisory include, but are not limited to Honokohau, Kahakuloa, Wailuku, Kahului, Pukalani, Pauwela, Haiku and Paia.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: STAY AWAY FROM STREAMS, DRAINAGE DITCHES AND LOW LYING AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING. RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL ALSO CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO PONDING, REDUCED VISIBILITY AND POOR BRAKING ACTION. DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN.
INFORMATION: Maui Civil Defense Agency will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio for any updates. NOAA Weather broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather internet services can be found at weather.gov/hawaii.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. This same notification can be found on the Maui County website at mauicounty.gov.
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