Author: KNKR News

This is a Civil Defense message for Tuesday, November 13 at 10:00 in the morning.  The Department of Water Supply (DWS) reports a water main break near Papa’ikou Gym. Papa’ikou residents and customers from Maluna Place, and north along Old Mamalahoa Highway, including all side roads, will be without water until DWS personnel repair the […]

Swimmers were at Anna’s Pond in Wiamea when a flash flood swept them away into the stream.

Reminder:South Kohala CDP Action Committee Meeting Monday, September 24, 5pm-7pmLily Yoshimatsu Senior Center (Waimea Senior Center)67-1199 Māmalahoa Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743  Action Committee meetings are open to the Public and provide opportunities to testify on agenda items. Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget recommendationsPublic Access, Open Space, and Natural Resources Commission (PONC) recommendations(If time permits) South Kohala Land Use […]

September 16, 2018

The eruption in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano left portions of Leilani Estates without power (and under mandatory evacuation) for months. However, the volcanic activity has paused, and the Puna subdivision has been slowly returning to a greater degree of normalcy. According to HELCO: Over the last two weeks, Hawaii Electric Light […]

Parts of the park, closed since May 11 due to seismic activity, will reopen with limited hours September 22 should the current pause in earthquakes and collapse-explosion events continue. “We have the difficult task ahead of us of identifying what we can safely open. Our first step will be bringing staff back into the park, […]

September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 9:30am The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that Tropical Storm Olivia continues to dissipate as it moves west across Maui. Although the tropical storm threat has passed, Hawaii Island remains under a Flash Flood Watch and isolated heavy rain and thunderstorms could still occur. A High Surf Advisory is also in effect […]

 9/11/18 3:45PM The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 2:00 pm, Tropical Storm Olivia is located 135 miles NE of Hilo, with sustained winds of 55 mph, moving WSW at 21 mph.  The National Weather Service forecasts increasing wind speeds throughout the afternoon and overnight, particularly for the northern half of Hawaii Island. Due […]


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