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
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 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.