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WEATHER: Latest on Tropical Depression Flossie 6:28pm

WEATHER: Latest on Tropical Depression Flossie 6:28pm

Updated 7:30pm: FLIGHT DELAYS

Flights on Maui delayed flight HA 219. In Honolulu Flight HA 194 delayed until weather clears in Maui. Flight HA 236 from Honolulu to Maui landed safely back in Honolulu. Passengers of delayed flights are being re-accommodated.

Updated 6:28pm: HIGH SURF WARNING

A high surf warning is in effect for east-facing shores of Kauai, Oahu and Molokai as Tropical Depression Flossie continues to churn up the sea.

Updated 5:49pm: TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Pali Highway Kailua bound after Waokana an overturned vehicle blocking the two right lanes.

Updated 5:42pm: TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

HPD has now re-opened Likelike Highway. All accidents have been cleared.

Updated 5:27pm: FLOSSIE NOW TROPICAL DEPRESSION

All Tropical Storm Warnings have been DISCOUNTINUED for our islands as of 5pm.

Flossie has been downgraded to a sweeter, kinder Tropical Depression. Flossie still has 35mph or stronger winds and heavy-to-heavier rains are still possible.

A Flash Flood Watch will continue for All Hawaiian Islands until 6am tomorrow morning (7/30). Please continue to travel safely and conserve water as per the Board of Water Supply Request.

Updated 5:15pm: FLOOD ADVISORY MAUI

A Flood Advisory for Maui County now in effect til 8:15pm issued by the National Weather Service.

Updated 4:12pm: TRAFFIC ADVISORY

The Likelike Highway is completely closed Kailua bound from Nalanieha due to multiple accidents near the Wilson Tunnel.

Updated 3:48pm: HOMELESS BUS SERVICES

Leeward Coast evacuation shuttle for homeless.
The City and TheBus will provide courtesy evacuation transportation for homeless individuals from Waianae Boat Harbor to Waianae District Park now until 6:00 p.m.
Riders may bring what they can safely carry such as personal items and/or evacuation supplies that fit in one bag. Riders will also be allowed one pet per person in a carrier (preferred) or on a leash.
This will be the only evacuation shuttle at this time. All other City Buses will be running on their regular schedule.
Updated 3:28pm: TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
The right lane of Likelike Highway is closed in the Kailua bound direction just after the Wilson Tunnel due to a traffic accident. #DriveWithAloha
Updated 2:45pm: FACILITY CLOSURES
Department of Environmental Service announces early facility closures.

The Department of Environmental Service will close the following facilities at 3:00 p.m.:
  • Refuse Base Yards
  • Convenience Centers
  • Transfer Stations
  • Landfill operations

H-POWER will remain open until 6:30 pm.

Collections will deliver their last loads by 3 pm. The department is attempting to complete all routes.

Residents should refrain from setting out their garbage cans until Tuesday morning before 6 a.m. In addition, if you have placed bulky items in front of your home that are light enough to be picked up by the wind, please secure them safely back onto your property and reset out before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Updated 1:35pm: CONSERVE WATER

The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is asking all residents to conserve water beginning now due to the anticipated arrival of Tropical Storm Flossie. The BWS needs to fill its reservoirs and therefore needs residents to keep water use to an absolute minimum.

Residents are asked to use water from the tap for essential uses only – drinking, cooking and sanitation purposes – and to postpone water use for other needs until further notice.

Updated 12:15pm: HAWAII RED CROSS SHELTERS
In partnership with City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii Red Cross volunteers will be opening shelters on Oahu in response to Flossie.
Shelters will be open at 3:00 p.m. The list of shelters are:
  • Bringham Young University Hawaii
  • Ewa Mahiko District Park
  • Kailua District Park
  • Kalakaua District Park
  • Kilauea District Park
  • Koko Head District Park
  • Waialaua Church of Christ
  • Waianae District Park
  • Waimanalo District Park
  • Wahiawa District Park
 
Updated 12:15pm: DISASTER PREPAREDESS KIT
 
People are strongly encouraged to bring their disaster supply kits with them to the shelters; disaster kits should include food. People are also reminded to bring essential medications.
 
Every family should have their own disaster kit. Have 7 days’ worth of supplies at home to shelter in place or in a compact portable container to take to a shelter. If you live or work within the Tsunami Evacuation Zone, have a 1-3 day Disaster Emergency Kit that you can grab and walk out of the inundation zone. Full details about what the kit should contain are available at www.redcross.org/hawaii
 

Updated 11:52pm: CITY EMPLOYEES EARLY RELEASE

Most of the city's 10,000 employees will be sent home early today -- at 3 p.m. -- in anticipation of Tropical Storm Flossie moving over Oahu this evening.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell made the announcement at noon, saying he wanted to allow non-emergency city workers enough time to get home safely. He said he also wanted to prevent major traffic jams during the normal pau hana commute times.

The early workday will not apply to essential employees, including police, fire, sewer and bus workers, he said. Municipal golf courses, the zoo and satellite city hall locations will close at 3 p.m.
 

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