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Posted on: February 22, 2024

More than 2,700 participate in county surveys on possible PDS sites

More than 2,700 people over a two-week period participated in County of Maui surveys on proposed Permanent Disposal Sites (PDS) for Lahaina wildfire ash and debris. 

 

The results of the surveys, which will guide county officials in select...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2024

Alternative Fire Debris Removal workshop set for Saturday

The County of Maui announces an informational workshop aimed at assisting owners whose properties were destroyed in the August wildfires, and who have not signed up for government-assisted clean-up.

This workshop will focus on the Alternative Debris Remova...

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More info on Maui Recovers website... Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2024

Maui County's Outstanding Older Americans 2024 nominations sought

The County of Maui Office on Aging is seeking nominations for its 55th Annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County.

 

“The recognition program is held each May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recognize ol...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2024

Mayor Bissen requests $401M from state for Lahaina rebuild, recovery

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Mayor Richard Bissen, on behalf of the people of Maui County, made a plea today to the state for $401.75 million over the next three years to help Lahaina rebuild and recover.

 

County of Maui would separately leverage $198.75 million over the next...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2024

County’s Lahaina Community Update Meetings resume on Wednesday, February 21

 

After a two-week break, the County will resume its weekly Lahaina Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings on Wednesday, February 21 with two key topics featured: updates on the Permanent Disposal Site community survey and cesspool informatio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 24, 2017

Portion of Lahaina removed from Unsafe Water Advisory

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina to remove areas L-4A and L-4E. Water serving buildings and homes in areas L-4A and L-4E is declared safe for unrestricted use effective Feb. 16, 2024. Community members can searc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Lahaina satellite DMVL office closed today, Feb. 16

 

The Lahaina satellite office of the County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing (DMVL) is closed today, Feb. 16, due to a staffing shortage.

 

The Kahului DMVL Service Center is open, along with satellite offices in Pukalani a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Nominations open for County’s annual Volunteer Hero Celebration of Service

 

The Maui County Volunteer Center, HandsOn Maui, announced the opening of the nomination period for its 2024 Volunteer Hero Celebration of Service. All registered nonprofits in Maui, Moloka?i and Lana?i are encouraged to participate in celebratin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Fire debris removed from 100th residential property in Lahaina

 

Debris and ash removal was completed on the 100th residential property in the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area on Wednesday, 30 days after the work began in Lahaina.

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has been assigned by the Federal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Work underway on temporary traffic signals at intersection of Keawe and Kupuohi streets in Lahaina

County of Maui Department of Public Works crews began signing and striping work at the intersection of Keawe and Kupuohi streets in Lahaina this morning, as part of a project to prepare the intersection for temporary traffic signals.

Ongoing efforts includ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Disaster Recovery Community Update meetings conclude in Kula

 

Following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? completion of wildfire debris removal on 25 properties in Kula, the County of Maui held its final Weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update meeting at Kula Elementary School last month.

 

At the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 24, 2017

Remote roadway at Alelele Point to be closed Feb. 13

Less than a mile of remote county roadway at Alelele Point near Mile Marker 39 will be closed to all traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, for geotechnical exploration work, the County of Maui Department of Public Works announced today....

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Residents gather in Lahaina to remember lost loved ones, share in prayer six months after the fire

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More than 200 community members joined with faith leaders from 13 Lahaina churches to offer prayers during a gathering Thursday in observance of the six-month mark after the Lahaina fire.

 

Loved ones lost in the Aug. 8, 2023 fire were re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2024

South Kihei Road reopens ahead of schedule

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Part of South Kihei Road between Wailana and Kaonoulu streets severely damaged by recent floodwaters was reopened ahead of schedule at 3 p.m. today, according to the County of Maui Department of Public Works.

 Flooding from a Jan. 16, 2024, rain e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2024

County of Maui Solid Waste Division billing office to close at noon today, will reopen Monday

 

The County of Maui Solid Waste Division's billing office at One Main Plaza will close at noon today, Feb. 9, due to a staffing shortage. 

 

The office will reopen Monday, Feb. 12, and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Kihei, Wailea asked to conserve water for 24 hours due to water line break

itors and residents of Kihei and Wailea are asked to conserve water for the next 24 hours due to an 18-inch transmission line break near Kaiola Place in North Kihei, according to a County of Maui Department of Water Supply mid-morning announcemen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2024

County of Maui Solid Waste Division billing office to close at noon today, will reopen Friday

 

The County of Maui Solid Waste Division's billing office at One Main Plaza will close at noon today, Feb. 8, due to a staffing shortage. 

 

The office will reopen Friday, Feb. 9, and r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Community Talk Story sessions set for Maui County Food and Nutrition Security Plan

 

The County of Maui Department of Agriculture will host Community Talk Story sessions in communities throughout Maui County starting this week through March to obtain residents’ input on solutions they want to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2024

New system for private property contractor access to Lahaina Wildfire Disaster zone

 

 

Starting Monday, Feb. 12, a new system will take effect to allow private property contractors to access the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster zone for rebuilding, while keeping the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Lahaina Disaster Recovery Community Update meetings canceled Wednesday, Feb. 7 & 14

 

The County of Maui Disaster Recovery Community Update meetings in Lahaina will resume Wednesday, Feb. 21, after being canceled this week to focus on a community gathering observing the six-month mark after the Lahaina fire.

 

The gatherin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial to arrive for setup at War Memorial Stadium

 

The County of Maui, in partnership with the Maui County Veterans Council, will host “The Wall That Heals,” a scaled-down, ¾-size version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., from Friday, Feb. 9, to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Community invited to gather in fellowship and support six months after Lahaina fire

 

In observance of the six-month mark after the Lahaina Fire on August 8th, 2023, the County will host a community gathering on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center Amphitheater. The gathering will offer a time for community ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Three Permanent Disposal Site locations under consideration;

 

Three locations – two in West Maui and one in Central Maui – are being considered as the Permanent Disposal Site (PDS) for Lahaina ash and debris from the August wildfires, and the County of Maui is asking Maui residents to p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Flood damage forces closure for part of S. Kihei Road through February

Recent floodwater damage to South Kihei Road infrastructure is so severe that it will require closure between Wailana and Kaonoulu streets through February, according to the county Department of Public Works.

 

Resident-only traffic will be allowed...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Mayor Bissen announces appointment of new Director of Public Affairs

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Mayor Richard Bissen announced today that Mahina Martin, his Chief of Communications and Public Affairs, will take on a new role as Director of Public Affairs.
“These past several months have brought to the forefront a greater need and a tremendo...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Presentation on Permanent Disposal Site on agenda for Disaster Recovery Community Update meeting Wed

 

The community is encouraged to learn more about the status and process of selecting a Permanent Disposal Site (PDS) for ash and debris from the Lahaina wildfire at the County of Maui Disaster Recovery Community Update meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednes...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 24, 2017

Remote roadway at Alelele Point limited to local passenger vehicles only

Erosion from recent heavy rains in the remote area of Alelele Point on the southeast side of Maui has made the roadway unstable for heavy trucks and equipment. The roadway will be limited to local traffic in passenger vehicles, such as sedans and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2024

New County of Maui UIPA portal launches successfully

To address the unprecedented volume of public records requests following the August 2023 Maui wildfires, the County of Maui successfully launched a new online records management portal on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024. 

 

Powered by GovQA, the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Fare-Free Transit Program begins March 1

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Starting March 1, a new Maui Bus Fare-Free Transit Program will begin, allowing qualified individuals to utilize Maui Bus fixed route services free of charge. The County of Maui Department of Transportation is beginning the new service...

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Fare-Free Transit Program Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2024

County of Maui Solid Waste Division billing office to close at 1 p.m. today, will reopen Monday

 

The County of Maui Solid Waste Division's billing office at One Main Plaza will close at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 26, due to a staffing shortage. 

 

The office will reopen ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2024

County of Maui Solid Waste Division billing office to close at noon today, will reopen Friday

 

The County of Maui Solid Waste Division's billing office at One Main Plaza will close at noon today, Jan. 25, due to a staffing shortage. 

 

The office will reopen Friday, Jan...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Management plan delayed for county-acquired north shore land

Due to a staffing shortage, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation is delaying the start of management planning for county-acquired land on Maui’s north shore.  

 

The department had anticipated beginning the area&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool to close for half day on Thursday, Jan. 25

 

The Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Jan. 25 for the physical swim test for the recruitment of pool guard trainees, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The facility will be o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Portion of Lahaina removed from Unsafe Water Advisory

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The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina to remove area L-4D. Water serving buildings and homes in areas L-4D is declared safe for unrestricted use effective Jan. 19, 2024. Community members can search an address using ...
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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Maui County surcharge and GET is 4.5% as of Jan. 1, 2024

County of Maui officials are reminding the public that the Maui County surcharge and general excise tax (GET) as of Jan. 1, 2024, is now 4.5%, with a maximum pass on rate of 4.712%.

 

The County of Maui surcharge of 0.5% on the state GET of 4% is n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Debris removal completed at first residential property in Lahaina

Debris Removal Operations in Lahaina

Tuesday, Jan. 16 marked the first day of work for debris removal from properties in Lahaina, with the first residential property cleared yesterday on Fleming Road. This milestone followed months of coordinated re-entry activities that allowed residents to...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Survey for local businesses affected by August wildfires

The County of Maui Office of Economic Development (OED) is reaching out to local businesses impacted by the August wildfires to participate in a survey aimed at assessing the health of their business and current and future needs.

 

The Maui Busines...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

County film commissioner retires, reflects on growth of Maui industry

After 10 years in the position, County of Maui Film Commissioner Tracy Bennett has retired from his government post to enter the private sector. 

 

Bennett retired from the county on Dec. 31, 2023, to focus on producing his own films and l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Flooding damage causes temporary South Maui road closures

S Kihei Road closure

South Kihei Road – from Ohukai Road to Maui Bay Villas – has been temporarily closed to motorists, with the exception of local traffic, while County of Maui emergency roadway repairs are conducted over the next few days.

 

South...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Some County parks, portions of roadways remain closed today after flooding

 

Some County of Maui parks and portions of roadways remained closed today due to standing water following flooding that occurred after heavy rainfall Tuesday.

 

The National Weather Service forecast that the weakening front would ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Water conservation the focus of community meetings this month

Public input on water conservation goals, measures and priorities is being sought by County of Maui Department of Water Supply (DWS) during a series of community meetings this month.

 

DWS, in collaboration with Carollo Engineers, is developing a W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Kula Community Meeting canceled this evening due to weather

Due to unpredictable weather conditions and forecasted adverse weather that may create unsafe road conditions, the community meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at Kula Elementary School this evening has been canceled.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2024

County of Maui announces opening of first floor of the Wailuku Garage today

Wailuku Garage

 

The County of Maui announces the first floor of the Wailuku Garage opened to the public today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, with a two-hour parking time limit between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

Parking will be free, initially, with the expectation that fee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Flooding forces rescues, road and park closures today on Maui

 

Flooding forced rescues and road closures on Maui this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, during a National Weather Service Flood Advisory for the island of Maui. 

 

No injuries were reported and floodwater was beginning to recede ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Pukalani satellite DMVL office closed today, Jan. 16

 

The Pukalani satellite office of the County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing (DMVL) is closed today, Jan. 16, due to a staffing shortage.

 

The Kahului DMVL Service Center is open, along with satellite offices in Lahaina a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2024

Debris removal to begin in Lahaina: County of Maui, FEMA and USACE to Collaborate

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Lahaina, Maui – The County of Maui, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), announces the commencement of debris removal in Lahaina beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2024. The...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Mayor Bissen offers statement on passage of Bill 120

Mayor Richard Bissen offers the following statement upon the Council’s passage of Bill 120, which authorizes an intergovernmental agreement between the County of Maui and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Council confirms Josiah Nishita to serve as Managing Director

 

The Maui County Council today confirmed Mayor Richard Bissen’s appointment of Josiah Nishita to head the Department of Management. Nishita has served as the deputy managing director for the County of Maui since 2020&a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Free training to combat Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle infestations on Maui

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The County of Maui Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) Working Group, in collaboration with the University of Hawai?i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the multi-agency Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response team, will hold free training ses...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2024

County of Maui Solid Waste Division billing office to close at noon today, will reopen Tuesday

 

 

The County of Maui Solid Waste Division's billing office at One Main Plaza will close at noon today, Jan. 12, due to a staffing shortage. 

 

The office will reopen Tuesday, J...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Mayor Bissen appoints new County of Maui Planning director

Council to consider confirmation in GREAT committee

 

Mayor Richard Bissen has appointed former senior County of Maui planner Kate Blystone as the new director of the Department of Planning. Blystone has more than 20 years of experience as a land p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2024

County of Maui Solid Waste Division billing office to close at noon today, will reopen Friday

The County of Maui Solid Waste Division's billing office at One Main Plaza will close at noon today, Jan. 11, due to a staffing shortage. 

 

The office will reopen tomorrow, Friday, Jan...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

County to hold ROE workshops for owners who lost properties in fires

The County of Maui is holding two informational workshops on the Right of Entry (ROE) process to assist residential and commercial owners who lost Lahaina properties in the August wildfires. The ROE process is necessary for participation in the government...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

County officials assessing impacts of severe weather

County of Maui officials are assessing impacts of heavy rains and winds that have impacted Maui, Moloka?i and Lana?i since last night.

 

  • At approximately 5 a.m. Jan. 9, 2024, a boat in the Kihei area washed ashore. Maui Fire Depar...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

No damages following tornado warning issued for Moloka`i

County of Maui officials partially activated the County’s emergency operating center the night of Jan. 8, 2024, in response to weather conditions that included a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service at 7:15 p.m. The tornado war...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Phone line inoperable at Waiehu Golf Course

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation today announced its phone line is inoperable until repairs are made on Monday, Jan. 8.

Reservations for tee times at Waiehu Golf Course can be made online or by visiting the starter’s booth, w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2024

$500M Maui Interim Housing Plan launched

GOVERNMENT AND NONPROFIT PARTNERS JOIN TOGETHER TO      
LAUNCH $500M MAUI INTERIM HOUSING PLAN
The collective effort, called the “Maui Interim Housing Plan” commits to securing a pool of 3,000 housing units wi...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Mayor: Olowalu will not be final disposition site

Mayor Richard Bissen announced that Olowalu will not be considered as a final disposition site in remarks today, Jan. 4, 2024, during a recessed meeting of the Maui County Council’s Disaster, Resilience, International Affairs and Planning Commit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2023

Hotel Circulator shuttles to cease on Tuesday, January 2 in West Maui Maui Bus Lahaina Villager and

The Maui County Department of Transportation today announced that the hotel circulator shuttles in West Maui will be discontinued effective 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Service on Sunday, December 31 will not be available The shuttle service was ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2023

Retired Fire Battalion Chief Amos Lonokailua-Hewett selected as new Maui Emergency Management Agenc

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Mayor Richard Bissen today announced that Amos Lonokailua-Hewett has been selected as the new administrator of the Maui Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), effective Jan. 1, 2024. He brings to the position 25 years of service with Maui Fire Department (MF...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2023

Mayor thanks Hawaii National Guard for five months of wildfire response

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Mayor Richard Bissen thanked the Hawai?i National Guard for five months of responding to the Maui Wildfire Disaster. 

 

“Hawai?i National Guard responded swiftly in the wake of the Lahaina and Upcountry wildfires, and members pro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2023

County launches Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Working Group

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The County of Maui Department of Agriculture launched a Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Working Group to address the imminent threat of the invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros), which was reported recently in Kihei.

 

The task force is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2023

Annual deadline for real property tax exemptions Jan. 2, 2024

The 2024 filing deadline for numerous real property tax exemption claims and applications this year is Jan. 2, 2024, due to County of Maui offices being closed for New Year’s Day.

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2023

Maui’s Automated Planning and Permitting System (MAPPS) to be unavailable Friday

 

Maui’s Automated Planning and Permitting System (MAPPS) will be unavailable to the public on Friday, Dec. 29, while the County of Maui upgrades its Geographic Information System (GIS) as part of a regular software maintenance schedule.

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2023

New county sites for Christmas tree recycling drop-offs

Two new temporary sites, along with several established green waste locations, are set up around Maui County this year for residents to drop off Christmas trees for recycling, according to an announcement by the County of Maui Department of Environmental ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2023

County of Maui Solid Waste Division billing office closed today, will reopen Wednesday

The County of Maui Solid Waste Division's billing office at One Main Plaza is closed today, Dec. 26, due to a staff shortage. 

 

The office will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 27 for its usual hours from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A secure drop ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2023

Disaster-related resources' holiday schedule announced

In observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, County of Maui disaster-related resources will have a modified schedule. 

 

The schedule includes the following:

 

Weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings&n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2023

County of Maui announces holiday schedule

In observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, County of Maui offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, and Monday, Jan. 1, 2024.

 

Other county closures Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 include the following facilities:

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2023

County launching online portal to improve UIPA process

The County of Maui aims to make it easier for residents to request and receive public records in accordance with Hawai’i law, thanks to software technology modernization, the county Department of the Corporation Counsel announced today.

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Night work at temporary debris containment site

In preparation for Phase 2, in which the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will support the Maui County Consolidated Debris Removal Program, USACE will conduct night work for 18 nights (excluding Christmas) at the temporary debris containment site being ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2023

DWS lifts unsafe water advisory for area near Lahaina Gateway

An area near Lahaina Gateway, titled L-4B on the Maui Recovers website, now has safe drinking water, according to a Department of Water Supply announcement today.

 

The department amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina to remove area L-4B, w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2023

County of Maui completes re-opening of all 83 Lahaina Wildfire zones ahead of schedule

The re-opening of all zones in the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area was completed today, following a second day of residents returning to their properties in areas along Front Street.

 

Re-entry into the 83 zones established for the 2,170 acres in th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Mayor Bissen announces talk story sessions with Lahaina and Kula residents directly impacted by the

 

Mayor Richard Bissen will host a series of talk story sessions for residents of Kula and Lahaina who have been impacted by the August 8th fires. Sessions will be held for small groups to offer time for participants to share mana’o and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2023

County of Maui Office of Economic Development Grant Workshop series slated in January

 

Take advantage of grant-seeking strategies by enrolling with experts during a series of county Office of Economic Development (OED) grant workshops in January.

 

Slated Jan. 11, 12 and 26, the sessions at Maui County Service Center, 110 A...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing Offices Closed Today for Staff Training

The County of Maui Department of Finance’s Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing (DMVL) announced that all DMVL offices are closed today, Friday, December 8, 2023 for staff training. All DMVL offices will resume their regular customer servi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2023

12/07/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 9A, 9B, 11A, 12A a

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, beginning Monday, December 11,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Mayor Bissen’s tax proposal passes first reading

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Mayor Richard Bissen thanked council members and many community testifiers after his real property tax proposal to incentivize long-term housing options passed first reading at Maui County Council on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2023.

 

“I ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2023

12/05/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 8A and 8B

 

WHAT:          County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, beginning Friday, December 8, and Saturd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Mayor Bissen’s Weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings resume tonight

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Mayor Richard Bissen’s Weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings resume this week at 6 p.m. in Kula on Tuesday (tonight) and at 5:30 p.m. in Lahaina on Wednesday after being canceled last week due to the kona low weather system.&nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2023

County of Maui to use different video conferencing tools for public meetings

 

Starting this month, the County of Maui is using interactive video conferencing tools Webex or Teams for public meetings and county business.

 

The change is being made because BlueJeans, which had been used by the county, is being retire...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Mayor Bissen announces retirement of Planning Director Kathleen Ross Aoki

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Mayor Richard Bissen today announced the retirement of Planning Director Kathleen Ross Aoki, as she wishes to focus on her family after losing her Lahaina home in the Aug. 8 fire. Her retirement is effective Dec. 31, 2023.

 

“Kathleen has...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2023

National Weather Service forecasts weakening of kona low on Friday; Pi?ilani Highway remains closed

 

Pi?ilani Highway remained closed between Ulupalakua and Nu?u on Friday morning after a kona low 

resulted in heavy rain and flooding in East Maui on Thursday.

 

Due to the unpredictability of the kona low system, the Maui Emergenc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2023

11/30/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 10A, 10B, 10C and

WHAT:  County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, beginning Monday, December 4, and Tuesday, December 5, in Zones 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D. Some re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Heavy rain spurs flooding, road closures; W. Maui tools successful in mitigating debris

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Multiple County of Maui crews and contractors were working today, Nov. 30, 2023, around the island to mitigate impacts from the kona low, which brought heavy rain and flash flooding to East Maui and light rain to the bu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

County Wastewater Reclamation Division prepares for kona low weather system, asks for West Maui sewe

County of Maui Department of Environmental Management Wastewater Reclamation Division has prepared its systems and staff for the kona low and its possible impacts, and the department is asking for West Maui sewer customer participation to reduce the volum...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Hana Metals and Electronics Recycling Event Dec. 8 and 9

 

A Hana Metals and Electronics Collection Event will take place December 8 and 9 to help East Maui residents dispose of special waste items.

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management eve...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Dec. 31 deadline for real property long-term rental exemption for 2024 assessment year

County of Maui Real Property Assessment Division reminds property owners that the deadline to apply for the long-term rental exemption and classification is Dec. 31, 2023.  Property owners who previously qualified for the long-term rental exempti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

NWS issues Special Weather Statement for Maui County; flood mitigation efforts deployed for unpredic

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County of Maui officials are reminding the public to be proactive and alert as a kona low, an unpredictable weather system, impacts the County of Maui.

County’s Maui Emergency Management Agency advanced to partial activation at the start of the N...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Mayor Bissen announces effort to make short-term rentals available to residents displaced by fires

 

“Today, I submitted to the County Council a bill to amend a section of the County Code to immediately help to increase the inventory of housing available to survivors of the August wildfires,” said County of Maui Mayor Richard Bissen. “By conver...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2023

11/28/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 11B, 11D, 11E, 11F

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Public input key to new county management plan for 23 acres that includes Wawau Point

In early 2024, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will begin working on a management plan for 23 acres of newly acquired county land on Maui’s north shore, which includes Wawau Point, commonly known as Baby Beach. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2023

County of Maui prepares ahead of kona low storm system

Although National Weather Service in Honolulu has not yet issued watches or warnings for Maui County ahead of the kona low that is anticipated to impact Kaua’i, Ni’ihau and O’ahu by Tuesday, the County of Maui is taking steps...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Lahaina, Kula Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings canceled due to kona low forecast

The weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings for Kula residents at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and for Lahaina residents at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays are canceled this week due to the kona low weather forecast.

 

National Weather Service in Honolulu said ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2023

County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 11C and 12B

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2023

11/21/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zone 6D

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Portion of Lahaina removed from Unsafe Water Advisory area

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina to remove areas L-3A and L-3B. Water serving buildings and homes in areas L-3A and L-3B is declared safe for unrestricted use effective November 20, 2023. Community members can s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2023

11/20/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 5G, 7F

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Blessing of new Wailuku Garage today; facility set to open next month

Today marked a significant step toward addressing Wailuku town’s parking challenges with the celebration of a blessing ceremony, signifying the handoff of the new Wailuku Garage from the contractor to the County of Maui. The four-story, 393-stal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Kula Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting moves to Tuesdays

At the request of Upcountry residents attending the first Kula Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting this Thursday, the day for the weekly meetings will move to Tuesdays with the same time and location, according to an announcement today by Mayor Ric...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2023

11/16/2023 Work to drain underground parking garage in Lahaina begins today

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started work to drain an underground parking garage located on Front Street in Lahaina that has remained flooded since the fire of August 8th.  Initially, the questionable st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2023

11/16/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 7B, 7C, 7D and 7E

 

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2023

County of Maui awarded for ‘excellence in financial reporting’

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The County of Maui’s Department of Finance Accounts Division was awarded for “excellence in financial reporting” by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada on Nov. 1, 2023.

 

The hon...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Mandatory need for water conservation lifted for South Maui

After two well pumps were repaired, the mandatory need to conserve water in South Maui has been lifted, according to a County of Maui Department of Water Supply announcement today.

 

The department on Nov. 9 said mandatory water conservation was ne...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2023

11/14/23 – Managing Director Kekuhaupio Akana to retire; Deputy Director Josiah Nishita to be appo

Mayor Richard Bissen announces the retirement of County of Maui Managing Director Kekuhaupio “Keku” Akana. His retirement takes effect Dec. 31. In deciding to retire, Akana pointed to wanting to spend more ti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2023

11/14/23 – Weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings to launch Upcountry

Mayor Richard Bissen announced today that weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings will launch Upcountry this week for Kula residents impacted by the August wildfires.

 

The weekly meetings, beginning on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2023

11/14/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 6B and 7A

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2023

11/13/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions have been lifted for the following zones: 1D, 5G, 10F, 14E, 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2023

Maui Business Bridge Grant Program launches today

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Today marks the official launch of the Maui Business Bridge grant program, a collaborative effort among the County of Maui, the State of Hawai‘i, Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO), Credit Unions of Maui and Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB).

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2023

One of three re-entry vehicle pass locations briefly moves to MACC

One of three County of Maui Emergency Management Agency’s Re-Entry Vehicle Pass locations will temporarily move this week.

 

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 through 16, 2023, Council for Native Hawaiian Advan...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2023

11/09/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 8C and 9C

 

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2023

DWS: Mandatory water conservation needed for South Maui

County of Maui Department of Water Supply announced on Wednesday that mandatory water conservation is necessary for hotels, resorts and other businesses, along with visitors and residents, of South Maui. South Maui comprises Kihei, Wailea and Makena.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Stage 2 Water Shortage for Upcountry goes into effect today

WHAT: The County of Maui Department of Water Supply Stage 2 Water Shortage declaration per County Code requires Upcountry water consumers to stop using water for irrigation, watering lawns, washing vehicles or other nonessential activities. Also,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2023

11/07/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 9E and 10E

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2023

Impact your community by volunteering on Maui County boards and commissions

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Want to make your mark on the communities within Maui County? Maui County boards and commissions need volunteers for more than 40 panels, including Council on Aging, Maui Planning Commission, Police Commission, Salary Commission, Board of Water Supply, Fi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2023

Public advised to remain vigilant with Red Flag Warning, wind advisory in effect

 

The Maui Emergency Management Agency is reminding the public to remain vigilant, with a Red Flag Warning and wind advisory in effect for leeward or west sides of Maui County and other Hawaiian islands through ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings to launch in Lahaina this month

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Featuring the State of Hawaii Insurance Commissioner and other top agency officials, community meetings to provide disaster recovery updates will be launched in Lahaina this month by the county’s interim leader of Maui Emergency Management Agenc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Maui Bus will launch modified route Sunday for Lahaina Villager

Maui Bus will launch a modified route for Lahaina Villager #23 this Sunday, Nov. 5, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced today.

 

The modified Lahaina Villager route will connect the upper Lahainaluna road and the Villages of L...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2023

11/02/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 6E and 9D

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Department of Water Supply will issue Stage 2 water shortage Nov. 8 due to drought

Due to low surface water flow and lack of rainfall amid drought conditions, the County of Maui Department of Water Supply (DWS) is advancing the Stage 1 water shortage to a Stage 2 water shortage for the Upcountry service area on Nov. 8. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Nov. 8 Maalaea meeting seeks Maui resident feedback on wetlands map creation

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Maui residents are being asked to weigh in on the creation of a Maui County wetlands map during a public meeting from 6 to 7 p.mWednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at the Maui Ocean Center Sphere192 Ma`alaea RoadMa`...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2023

Unsafe Water Advisory lifted for all areas of Upper Kula

 

The Department of Water Supply has lifted the Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula, removing the two remaining areas, UK-2B and UK-5. Water serving buildings and homes in Area UK-2B and UK-5 is declared safe for unrestricted use effective Octobe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2023

10/31/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 9F and 9G

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2023

50th Maui County Senior Fair set Nov. 18 at Maui Mall

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Older adults and their families are invited to attend the 50th Maui County Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at Maui Mall Village in Kahului.

 

Presented by the Maui County Office on Aging, the resource fair will feature h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Refrigerator and freezer collection service for Lahaina residents residing in fire-impacted areas

To aid in the ongoing recovery of Maui’s wildfire impacted areas, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management is working in partnership with Malama Maui Nui to offer a free dedicated Refrigerator and Freezer Collection Event. The e...
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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2023

County of Maui seeking contact with owners of electric vehicles in burned areas during Aug. 8 fires

 

The County of Maui is asking owners of electric vehicles that were within burned areas during the Aug. 8 fires to contact the Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Office by Nov. 6 if they don?t want...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2023

County partnership with Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement to expand Right-of-Entry services,

 

The County’s Maui Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) today announced a partnership with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) to expand public access to services supporting residential re-entry and recovery. Starting next ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2023

Kokua for Maui - Shop & Show Aloha: A Collective Effort to Support Maui

In the spirit of aloha and unity, Hawaii’s four mayors have jointly launched November as “Kokua for Maui - Shop & Show Aloha” Month. This collaborative effort, led by the County of Maui in partnership with the State of Ha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2023

10/26/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 9H, 9I and 9J

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2023

10/24/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 4A, 4B and 4C

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Mayor Richard Bissen announces next phases of West Maui re-opening on November 1

 

 

Mayor Richard Bissen announced Monday that the phased re-opening of West Maui to visitors will continue November 1 with the re-opening of the remaining area from Kahana to Ka?anapali.

 

The decision followed many discussions wit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2023

10/19/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 13A, 13B and 13C

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Community budget meeting set for November 14 for West Maui

 

A community budget meeting for West Maui, hosted by Mayor Richard Bissen and his administration, is set for Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center.

 

The meeting is part of a series of community budget meetings for ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2023

Mayor Bissen hosting community budget meetings for Fiscal Year 2025

 

Mayor Richard Bissen and his administration will host community budget meetings throughout Maui County starting next week for residents to share their priorities and provide input on the budget for Fiscal Year 2025, which begins July 1,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

10/17/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 14A AND 14B

 

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Hawaii Digital Equity Plan public comment session scheduled Friday on Maui

 

A broadband public comment session on the Hawai?i Digital Equity Plan and the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, which works in tandem to propose solutions for individuals and communities impacted by the “digital divide,” w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Hawaii Digital Equity Plan public comment session scheduled Thursday on Moloka?i

 broadband public comment session on the Hawai?i Digital Equity Plan, which proposes solutions for individuals and communities impacted by the “digital divide,” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 19, at Mo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2023

County of Maui identifying vehicles damaged or destroyed in wildfires

The County of Maui is identifying fire-damaged or destroyed vehicles found on public roadways and other right-of-way areas following the August 2023 Maui wildfires. To help with this effort, the County of Maui’s Abandoned Vehicle and Metals Offi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Portion of Upper Kula removed from Unsafe Water Advisory area

 

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula to remove Area UK-3. Water serving buildings and homes in Area UK-3 is declared safe for unrestricted use, effective October 13, 2023. Community members can search a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2023

10/13/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 5C, 9M, 16A, 17D

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions have been lifted for owners and residents as noted below. Home...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2023

10/13– County of Maui Disaster Area ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT: Zone 6A/Mala Wharf

 

WHAT:    County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for Mala Wharf and businesses in Zone 6A. Zones have been created to facilitate a systematic and supported return into the disaster area while prioritizing publi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2023

10/12/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 14C and 14D

 

 

 

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners&nb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2023

County of Maui proposing three billing categories for water customers affected by fires

 

Mayor Richard Bissen will submit a proposal developed by the Department of Water Supply to the Maui County Council that would establish three categories for customer billing to address impacts of the August 8 wildfires...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2023

10/10/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 6C, 15A

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2023

Use of soil stabilizer Soiltac® approved for properties impacted by August 8th fire in Lahaina

 

Mayor Richard Bissen today announced he has approved the use of the soil stabilizer Soiltac® to protect residents’ health and the environment from risks posed by ash and debris that remain on properties impacted by the August 8...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2023

Upper Kula Area UK-4 and Lahaina Area L-2 removed from Unsafe Water Advisory

 

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory to remove Upper Kula Area UK-4 and Lahaina Area L-2. Water serving buildings and homes in Upper Kula Area UK-4 and Lahaina Area L-2 has been determined to be safe for unrestricted ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2023

County of Maui releases series of video messages for the Maui community and its visitors

Maui, Hawai‘i - As the phased reopening of West Maui begins, the County of Maui is distributing a series of videos for the Maui community and its visitors.

 

The first features Maui County Mayor Richard T. Bissen, who acknowledges the roa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Portions of Upper Kula and Lahaina removed from Unsafe Water Advisory

 

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory to remove Upper Kula Area 2A and Lahaina Area 1. Water serving buildings and homes in Upper Kula Area 2A and Lahaina Area 1 has been determined to be safe for unrestricted use, eff...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2023

10/5/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT: Zones 3A, 3B & 3C

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2023

10/3/2023 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT

WHAT:    County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7, in Zones 2A, 2B and 2F.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2023

Moloka`i Real Property Assessment office to close temporarily due to staffing shortage

 

The Moloka?i Real Property Assessment office located at the Mitchell Pauole Center will close temporarily due to a staffing shortage until Friday, October 13. The office will reopen on Monday, October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2023

County facilities near stadium to be closed Saturday in preparation for sold out MIL football game

In preparation for a sold-out Maui Interscholastic League football game on Saturday, September 30, 2023, War Memorial Complex facilities and some surrounding areas will be temporarily closed to the public that day, September 30.

  • Facilities impacted will be...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2023

County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE Announcement: Zones 2C, 2D, 2E

9/28/23 – County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT

WHAT:      County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, and Tuesd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Potable water available for the public’s use in Lahaina, Upper Kula

 

The Department of Water Supply reminds people in areas affected by the recent wildfires that they may obtain safe water for their drinking, cooking, and basic hygiene needs from a fleet of designated potable water tankers positioned at various s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2023

9/27 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

MAYOR BISSEN ANNOUNCES PHASED APPROACH TO RE-OPENING WEST MAUI TO VISITORS

Mayor Richard Bissen and members of his Lahaina Advisory Team have shaped a phased approach to the re-opening of West Maui to visitors fol...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Mayor Richard Bissen announces a phased approach to re-opening West Maui to visitors

Mayor Richard Bissen and members of his Lahaina Advisory Team have shaped a phased approach to the re-opening of West Maui to visitors following an announcement by Gov. Josh Green that West Maui will re-open on October 8.

 

“Our prioritie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2023

09/25 Residents in Zone 1C return to their Lahaina homes during first day of residential re-entry

 

Residents in all but one of the affected homes in Zone 1C of the Maui Wildfire Disaster Area applied for and received vehicle passes to return to their properties Monday on Kaniau Road in Lahaina.

 

Officials said the process went smoothl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2023

9/25 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

RE-ENTRY INTO LAHAINA DISASTER AREAS UPDATE

The first zone cleared for owners and residents to re-enter in the County of Maui Disaster Area is Kaniau Road in Zone 1C. Disaster Area restrictions for Zone 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2023

9/24 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

RE-ENTRY INTO LAHAINA DISASTER AREAS UPDATE

The first zone cleared for owners and residents to re-enter in the County of Maui Disaster Area is Kaniau Road in Zone 1C. Residents can apply for vehicle passe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2023

Popular Launiupoko Beach Park reopens after county staff who lost homes work on project

Popular Launiupoko Beach Park reopens after county staff who lost homes work on project

 

One of the most beloved surf and beach parks on the West Side was reopened today, thanks to a multi-agency effort. The opening was announced Friday at a Lahai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2023

9/21/23 – MEMA leader Darryl Oliveira shares updates on first residential re-entry, pass pickup

Darryl Oliveira, interim administrator of Maui Emergency Management Agency, shares an update today, Sept. 21, 2023, on re-entry to Lahaina.

 

County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Live broadcasts of community meetings scheduled

 

WHAT: Community informational meetings for those impacted by the wildfire disaster. Information on housing plans, air quality status, support programs, and the establishment of the County of Maui Office of Recovery will be shar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2023

9/21 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

RE-ENTRY INTO LAHAINA DISASTER AREAS UPDATE

The first zone cleared for owners and residents to re-enter in the County of Maui Disaster Area is Kaniau Road in Zone 1C. Residents can apply for vehicle passe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2023

County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT

WHAT:           County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Zone 1C. Zones ha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Residential re-entry process to begin in disaster area

A multi-agency task force responsible for the coordination of re-entry procedures for residents to access properties located in the restricted disaster area has identified the first zone that has completed comprehensive reviews required before re-entry co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2023

9/20 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

COMMUNITY INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

Two community informational meetings will be held for those impacted by the wildfire disaster. Information on housing plans, air quality status, support programs, and the establish...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Mayor Richard Bissen announces creation of Lahaina Advisory Team, community informational meeting

 

In a key step toward recovery, Mayor Richard Bissen has formed a 5-member Lahaina Advisory Team comprised of Lahaina residents. The Advisory Team will serve as a critical resource and will meet weekly with Mayor Bissen to ensur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2023

09/19 County of Maui encourages local businesses to register for free listing on MauiNuiFirst.com

 

The County of Maui is urging local businesses to take advantage of a valuable online resource aimed at bolstering their recovery efforts following the August fires. The revamped MauiNuiFirst.com website is set to be relaunched by the end of this...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2023

County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing in Kahului to open Saturday, September 23, b

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing located at the Kahului Service Center will be open on Saturday, September 23, to assist customers who have found it difficult to visit DMVL offices during normal weekday hours.

Customers will be t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Kahana Gateway Distribution Center: Stability and Hope for Maui Fire Victims

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LAHAINA, HAWAI?I — Community members affected by the Maui fires can retrieve food, supplies, and other necessities at the West Maui Distribution Center located at Kahana Gateway. The new donation site held a blessing and opening ceremony on Frid...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2023

County interim administrator of MEMA shares re-entry update

Darryl Oliveira, interim administrator of Maui Emergency Management Agency, shares an update today, Sept. 13, 2023, on re-entry to Lahaina.

 

To view the video, click here.

 

Updates include:

 

• How many Lahaina properties h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Disaster Area Restrictions lifted for BUSINESS ZONES 5B, 5E

WHAT:            County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions have been LIFTED for certain business zones. Zones have been created to facilitate a systematic and organized return into the disaste...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2023

09/12 New appointment process for Maui residents submitting DNA for identification of fire victims

 

A new process is in place for Maui residents wishing to submit DNA to be used in the identification of family members who are unaccounted for and may be fire victims. 

 

Family members are asked to contact the Family Assistance C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2023

09/13 Sewer service inactive for many standing homes, businesses in fire-affected areas

Properties with inactive service should NOT flush toilets, allow water down drains  even if service appears operable

 

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management is reminding residents and businesses that sewer serv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2023

County of Maui Department of Agriculture hosting outreach event Tuesday

 

The County of Maui Department of Agriculture is hosting an outreach event for agricultural producers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Communi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2023

09/12 Notice: Amended Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula

 

Effective September 12, 2023, the Department of Water Supply announces that the Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula has been amended to remove Zone 1 from the affected area. Water serving homes and buildings in Zone 1 has been determined to be s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2023

09/08 Mayor Richard Bissen shares video message on solemn day one month after wildfires started

Addressing families and businesses affected by the destructive fires of August 8 that devastated Maui, Mayor Richard Bissen offered a video message posted on County of Maui social media pages.

 

Mayor Bissen, in West Maui and Kula today, i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2023

09/07 Family Assistance Center Transitioning, Moving to Lahaina Civic Center

 

Effective Saturday, September 9, services at the Family Assistance Center, located at the Hyatt Ka`anapali Monarchy ballroom, will move to the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, or DRC, located at the Lahaina Civic Center. 

 

The Lah...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Darryl Oliveira shares re-entry update and launch of county’s Maui Recovers website

Darryl Oliveira, interim administrator of Maui Emergency Management Agency, on Wednesday shared an update on re-entry to Lahaina and announced the county’s new Maui Recovers website.

 

Official website, www.MauiRecovers.org, launched this...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

09/06 County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing Lahaina satellite office re-opening

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing?s Lahaina satellite office will reopen Thursday, 9/7, at Lahaina Gateway Center during its normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for walk-in transactions only.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

09/05 County of Maui restrictions lifted for Lahaina Gateway and Walgreens parcels in West Maui

County of Maui restrictions, triggered by fire evacuation orders Aug. 8, were lifted today, Sept. 5, 2023, for two West Maui parcels: Lahaina Gateway, 325 Keawe St., and Walgreens, 342 Keawe St.

 

The businesses at Lahaina Gateway...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

09/05 County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing staff assisting with replacement ident

Staff from the County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing will be at the Lahaina Civic Center from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, 9/6 to assist those affected by fires who lost their State of Hawai?i driver?s licenses or State of Hawai?i identific...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2023

09/09 Unsafe Water Advisory reminder for Upper Kula

 

 

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply has completed two rounds of water testing with no results in those rounds exceeding applicable state or federal safe drinking water standards in areas of Kula. However, the Unsafe ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

09/05 Solar shower bags available today for Upcountry residents in Unsafe Water Advisory areas

 

Solar shower bags are available today for Upcountry residents affected by an Unsafe Water Advisory issued following recent wildfires.

 

Upcountry Strong is distributing one so...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Parks Planning Program information available to the public

 

The public can now access information and documents on the County of Maui website about the Parks Planning Program to learn about ongoing and completed projects, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.  The Parks Planning Prog...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Hazardous material removal will set groundwork for Lahaina re-entry

Emphasizing that Maui County will prioritize the community – by weighing safety, cultural, environmental and resident interests – Mayor Richard Bissen announced today, Aug. 29, 2023, the transition from the search and recovery phase in Lahaina to the next...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2023

9/19 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: 96% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: 100% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 

 

The Maui Fire...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2023

9/18 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: 96% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: 100% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 

 

The Maui Fire...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2023

9/17 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

NEWS UPDATES:
 
 
FIRE UPDATE
  • Olinda fire: 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: 96% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: 100% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 
The Maui Fire Department (MFD) ad...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2023

09/16 Maui Wildfire Disaster Update

 

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NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2023

9/15 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: 96% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: 100% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 

 

The Maui Fire...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2023

9/14 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fireIncreased to 96% contained on Wednesday, September 13. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: 100% containe...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2023

9/13 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

RE-ENTRY INTO LAHAINA DISASTER AREAS UPDATE

As of 10 a.m. today, September 13, County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions have been LIFTED for two business zones – Zone 5B, the Lahaina Cannery Ma...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2023

9/12 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

MAUI RECOVERS WEBSITE

An official County of Maui website, www.MauiRecovers.orgis providing vital information and assistance, including re-entry data, to those affected by the fires. The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2023

9/11 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

MAUI RECOVERS WEBSITE

An official County of Maui website, www.MauiRecovers.orgis providing vital information and assistance, including re-entry data, to those affected by the fires. The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2023

9/10 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

MAUI RECOVERS WEBSITE

An official County of Maui website, www.MauiRecovers.orgis providing vital information and assistance, including re-entry data, to those affected by the fires. The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2023

9/09 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

MAUI RECOVERS WEBSITE

An official County of Maui website, www.MauiRecovers.orgis providing vital information and assistance, including re-entry data, to those affected by the fires. The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2023

9/07 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

MAUI RECOVERS WEBSITE

An official County of Maui website, www.MauiRecovers.org, launched Wednesday night to provide vital information and assistance, including re-entry data, to those affected by the fires. The web...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

9/06 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: 95% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: 100% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

9/05 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: 95% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: 100% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 
  • Pulehunui fir...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2023

9/04 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: Increased to 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: Increased to 95% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: Increased to 100% contained. Estima...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2023

9/1 Updated FBI-validated list of names of individuals who remain unaccounted for

After some names were removed and others were added, there is little change to the number of unaccounted for individuals following the Lahaina Wildfires Disaster on Aug. 8, 2023. The Maui Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation released ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2023

8/26/23 - MAUI COUNTY OFFICIALS REMIND THE PUBLIC TO SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS

Maui is still in an active fire season and the Maui Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) urges the public to sign up for MEMA alerts to receive emergency notifications. Today’s brush fire is a good example of the importance of staying inf...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Darryl Oliveira hired as interim director of Maui Emergency Management Agency

Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen on Friday announced the hiring of Darryl Oliveira, the former administrator of the Hawai?i County Civil Defense Agency, as the interim administrator of the Maui Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

 

“We ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher accommodations available for families displaced by Lahaina & Kula

 

Families who currently have a federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher with the County of Maui and who have been displaced by the Lahaina and Kula fires will not lose their housing assistance. 

 

To accommodate those families who...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Maui County warns of scams related to collection of DNA samples

Maui County officials issued a warning on Wednesday about scams related to the collection of DNA samples in the aftermath of the Maui wildfire disaster.

 

The Family Assistance Center has received reports about Maui community members receiving call...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2023

8/29 County of Maui distributing more than 1,000 solar shower bags to Upcountry water stations; show

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management is distributing solar shower bags to water stations in areas of Upcountry, Maui, where an unsafe water advisory is in effect. 

 

In addi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2023

8/25/2023 -- County of Maui Kahului Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing to open Saturday, Augus

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing in Kahului will be open this coming Saturday to assist customers who have found it difficult to visit DMVL offices during normal weekday hours.

Saturday appointments are availabl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2023

County of Maui releases validated list of names of individuals who remain unaccounted for following

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For Immediate Release

Aug. 24, 2023

 

 

8/24/2023 — County of Maui releases validated list of names of individuals who remain unaccounted for following Lahaina wildfire disaster

 

The County of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Communities statewide to join in daylong vigil for healing for Maui on Friday, Sept. 1

 

Communities statewide are joining in Kipuni Aloha no Maui, a daylong vigil Friday centered on emotional and spiritual healing and cleansing for the great loss that so many are suffering on Maui.

 

The vigil is rooted in Native Hawaiian pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2023

9/03 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: Increased to 90% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: Increased to 95% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: Increased to 100% contained. Estimated 2,170 ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2023

8/23/2023 — U.S. EPA begins hazardous waste removal work in Kula

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday began work to remove and dispose of hazardous waste from properties affected by the wildfires in Kula.

 

EPA will survey, remove, and dispose of hazardous waste materials includi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2023

9/02 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

NEWS UPDATES:

 

WEATHER

Moderate to breezy easterly trade winds and somewhat dry conditions are forecast to prevail through Saturday, September 2, followed by a decline in winds Saturday night and Sunday. In Lahaina, daytime sea breezes will overpow...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2023

9/01 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

WEATHER

The National Weather Service canceled a Red Flag Warning and wind advisory on Thursday afternoon, August 31.

 

Moderate to breezy easterly trade winds and somewhat dry conditions are forecast to prevail throu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2023

8/31 Mayor Richard Bissen shares a message to the people of Maui tonight on Akaku

 

Mayor Richard Bissen will share a message to the people of Maui in a live broadcast airing at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, August 31, on Akaku Maui Community Media.

 

The message will be broadcast live on Akaku Maui Community Media ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2023

8/31 MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

WEATHER

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for leeward areas of Maui County until 6 p.m. Thursday, August 31. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), strong and dry trade winds with...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2023

8/30 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

NEWS UPDATES:

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: Remains 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: Remains 90% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: Remains 90% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 

 

The Maui F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2023

8/29 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 NEWS UPDATES:

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: Remains 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: Remains 90% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: Remains 90% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2023

8/28 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

NEWS UPDATES:

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: Remains 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: Remains 90% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: Remains 90% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2023

8/27 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: Remains 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: Increased to 90% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: Remains 90% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 

 

The Maui Fire Depa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2023

8/26 County of Maui Wildfire Disaster Update

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: Remains 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: Increased to 90% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: Remains 90% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 

 

UNACCOUNTED INDIVIDUALS

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2023

8/25 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

UNACCOUNTED INDIVIDUALS

We need your help identifying 388 individuals reported unaccounted for following the Lahaina wildfire disaster. The validated list of names is available at mauinuistrong.info/unaccountedfor. If you recognize a name...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2023

8/24 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE

UNACCOUNTED INDIVIDUALS

Loved ones wishing to report an unaccounted individual are asked to email [email protected] and provide the following information:

  • First and last name of reporting party
  • Contact information, including a valid phone...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2023

8-24 County of Maui files lawsuit against HECO for civil damages caused by recent Maui fires

 Today, the County of Maui filed a lawsuit against Maui Electric Company, Limited, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawai?i Electric Light Company, Inc., and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. for civil damages caused to the County’s pu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2023

8/23 County of Maui Wildfire Disaster Update

FIRE UPDATE

· Olinda fire: remains 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. A helicopter was deployed before sunset yesterday, 8/22, to help reach hot spots. 

· Kula fire: remains 85% contained. Estimated 202 ac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2023

8/23/2023 -- Statement on use of heavy machinery during search and recovery process

In response to claims circulating on social media, the County of Maui issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding the use of heavy machinery in Lahaina:

 

“Excavators and other heavy machines are currently only being used in the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2023

County of Maui distribution sites will be transitioning locations, times, days, focus

County of Maui-facilitated distribution sites will be transitioning locations, times, days and focus. The sites offer food, water and supplies to people impacted by Maui wildfires.

 

The shifts come because electricity and Internet connectivity con...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2023

County of Maui provides update on individuals still unaccounted for

Between 1,000 and 1,100 individuals remain unaccounted for following the Maui wildfire disaster, emergency response officials announced Tuesday, while more than 1,400 others who had originally been reported as unaccounted for have since been found safe.&a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2023

President Biden visits Lahaina, meets with wildfire survivors and first responders

President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Maui on Monday to assess the damage of the wildfire disaster area in Lahaina and meet with survivors and first responders who were impacted by the fires.

 

After landing aboard Air Force One...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2023

American Red Cross provides update on status of shelters for wildfire disaster survivors

The American Red Cross and their partners continue to work tirelessly to get disaster assistance to wildfire survivors as quickly as possible. At this time, their focus is on ensuring that Maui residents who cannot return to their homes have a safe place ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2023

County of Maui coordinating assistance to pets and animals impacted by wildfires

Because the wildfire disaster area is restricted to authorized personnel only, recovery and other emergency response operators have been instructed to report any stray animal sightings to the Maui County Emergency Operations Center. The information will t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2023

Maui County providing mobile waste, hygiene facilities to community resiliency hubs

To support community-led resiliency hubs assisting residents impacted by the devastating wildfires, the Maui County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering mobile waste and hygiene facilities to these grassroots resource locations.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2023

8/22 County of Maui Wildfire Disaster Update

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire: remains 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire: remains 85% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire: remains 90% contained. Estimated 2,170 acres. 
  • Pulehu / Kihei fire: declared 100% containe...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2023

8/21 County of Maui Wildfire Disaster Update

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire (initially reported 8/8): remains 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. 
  • Kula fire (initially reported 8/8): remains 85% contained. Estimated 202 acres. 
  • Lahaina fire (initially reported 8/...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2023

Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina water system expanded

The Unsafe Water Advisory for the Lahaina water system was expanded Friday, 8/18 to include the area from Kaniau Road to Leiali?i Parkway, the county Department of Water Supply announced.
The advisory remains in effect for Lahaina and Upper Kula.
Until furt...
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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Advising Caution Near Burn Area Hazards and Usage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

MAUI COUNTY—Significant hazards exist near all burned structures and areas and objects exposed to smoke. Keep children away--children should not help with clean-up efforts and should not be near, or play near, areas with ash or debris.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Family Assistance Center moving to Kaanapali

The Family Assistance Center (FAC) is moving from its current location at the Kahului Community Center to the Hyatt Regency’s Monarchy Ballroom, located at 200 Nohea Kai Drive in Ka?anapali, effective Friday, August 18, at 10 a.m.  FAC services a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2023

Disaster relief, lost document assistance available at federal resource fair Saturday, 8/19

Maui residents in need of disaster assistance or who suffered the loss of personal documents during the Maui wildfires can seek help from a number of federal agencies at a resource fair hosted by U.S. Rep. Jill Tokuda on Saturday afternoon, 8/19
The resour...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Mayor Bissen available to media at 4 p.m. today in West Maui

Mayor Richard Bissen will be available to media at 4 p.m. today at the Lahaina Gateway Center distribution site in West Maui.

The mayor is in the West Maui community today visiting and checking on the welfare of residents and helping to deliver food.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2023

County of Maui prepares for potential storm impacts from post-tropical cyclone Fernanda

Remnant moisture from post-tropical cyclone Fernanda is forecasted to approach the state starting late Sunday, with the highest rainfall totals for Maui County expected to occur between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, according to the National Weath...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2023

8/20 Maui County Wildfire Disaster Update

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire (initially reported 8/8): now 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. The Maui Fire Department is assisting State Division of Forestry and Wildfire with this joint fire-fighting effort. 
  • Kula fire (initially ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2023

8/18 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE AS OF 9:15 P.M.

FIRE UPDATE

Despite rumors that the fires are still raging, there has been no forward spread of any of the fires for several days now, Maui Fire Department reported tonight, 8/18. Fire activity has been limited to isolated hot spots within the exi...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

8/17 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE AS OF 9:15 P.M.

FIRE UPDATE

County fire investigators have concluded that the Kula and Olinda fires have distinct origins. As of today, 8/17, data for these fires will be reported separately. As mapping is refined in coming days, estimated fire acreage may be adjusted. To...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Family Assistance Center open today for those seeking information about loved ones

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 14, 11:30 a.m.: A Family Assistance Center is open at Kahului Community Center for family members who are looking for information about loved ones who are unaccounted for and may be affected by ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2023

8/19 County of Maui Wildfire Disaster Update as of 7 p.m.

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Olinda fire (initially reported 8/8): now 85% contained. Estimated 1,081 acres. The Maui Fire Department is assisting State Division of Forestry and Wildfire with this joint firefighting effort. Twenty-seven firefighters, six...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2023

MEMA Administrator Submits Resignation Effective Immediately

Today Mayor Richard Bissen accepted the resignation of Maui Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Administrator Herman Andaya. Citing health reasons, Andaya submitted his resignation effective immediately.

 

“Given the gravity of the crisis ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Mayor Bissen announces property taxes will be waived for improved properties destroyed by Maui Wildf

Mayor Richard Bissen announced Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, that fiscal year 2023-24 property taxes will be waived for improved properties completely destroyed by the Maui Wildfire Disaster in Upcountry, Kihei and Lahaina.

This applies only to improved proper...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Wastewater disposal for private pumping trucks available on west side

 

LAHAINA – The Department of Environmental Management is announcing that wastewater disposal for private pumping trucks is available on the west side effective immediately. 

Wastewater may be disposed of at Sewer Pump S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Clarification of first confirmed identifications of Maui Wildfire Disaster victims

For the Aug. 15, 2023, fatality update from the County of Maui / Maui Police Department, public notification of identification includes the following:

Total fatalities: 106

Identified and notified: Two individuals of 106

Identified and not notified: Three in...

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

8/17 County of Maui Wildfire Disaster Update as of 10:20 AM

 

FIRE UPDATE

County fire investigators have concluded that the Kula and Olinda fires have distinct origins. As of today, 8/17, data for these fires will be reported separately. Hot spots in gulches, forests and other hard to reach places, along wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

8/15 County of Maui Wildfire Disaster Update as of 8:30 pm

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Upcountry/Kula fire (initially reported 8/8): Now 75% contained. Estimated 678 acres. Hot spots in gulches, forests and other hard to reach places, along with land divisions and fences, make establishment of complete...
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Posted on: August 15, 2023

County releases first confirmed identifications of Maui Wildfire Disaster victims

The County of Maui and Maui Police Department are saddened to confirm the following identities of victims involved in the Maui Wildfire Disaster.

Our hearts go out to the families, friends and community affected by this devastating event.

“We offe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing opening Lahaina Satellite Office

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing’s Lahaina Satellite Office will be available beginning Wednesday, August 16, to assist West Maui residents whose Hawai?i driver’s licenses or Hawai?i State Identification card...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Governor Green announces opening of road to Lahaina

HONOLULU -- Gov. Josh Green today announced that after direct discussions with Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen; Maui County Fire and Public Safety Department Chief Bradley Ventura; Maui County Police Chief John Pelletier, and D...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

8/15 County of Maui Wildfire Disaster Update as of 10 AM

FIRE UPDATE

  • Upcountry/Kula fire (initially reported 8/8): Now 60% contained. Estimated 678 acres. Hot spots in gulches, forests and other hard to reach places, along with land divisions and fences, make establishment of complete control lines diff...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Family Assistance Center open for those seeking information about loved ones

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 14, 11:30 a.m.: A Family Assistance Center is open at Kahului Community Center for family members who are looking for information about loved ones who are unaccounted for and may be affected by ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2023

Maui Police Department suspends placard program for travel into West Maui

 Due to overwhelming demand from non-essential individuals and non-Maui residents, the Maui Police Department on Monday suspended the placard progam for travel into West Maui.

 

Police said the suspension is until further notice.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2023

Unsafe water advisory for Upper Kula and Lahaina areas includes new maps

For residents in Lahaina and Upper Kula areas, maps of affected areas in Upcountry and in Lahaina were recently released on the county Department of Water Supply website.

The advisory remains in effect for certain areas until further notice and states that...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2023

19 homes destroyed so far in Upcountry/Kula wildfire

As of today, Aug. 13, there have been 19 homes destroyed in the Upcountry/Kula wildfire that started Aug. 8, 2023. Three homes were destroyed in Olinda and 16 were leveled in Kula.

Many other homes sustained damage. The total number of homes destroyed are ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2023

Free shuttle for Central Maui shelters starts Sunday

A free Central Maui shuttle will be available starting Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, for people who are staying at any of the county-listed Central Maui shelters, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced today.

Shelters include War Memorial Gymna...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Unsafe water advisory issued for Upper Kula and Lahaina areas affected by wildfires

    Unsafe water advisory issued for Upper Kula and Lahaina areas affected by wildfires

 

 

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is issuing an unsafe water alert for areas of Upper Kula and Lahaina affected by wil...

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Posted on: August 12, 2023

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires, Update No. 22

  • Firefighting crews are continuing to extinguish flare-ups in the Lahaina and Upcountry Maui fires. In the Upcountry Maui fire, three structures in Olinda and 16 structures in Kula were destroyed. The Pulehu/Kihei fire was declared 100 percent contained Sa...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2023

Pacific Disaster Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency releases Fire Damage

The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the following damage assessment maps from multiple wildfires in Maui County. 

 

According to PDC, as of August 11, 2023, damage assessments relat...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

8/14 County of Maui Wildfire Disaster Update as of 9:20 a.m.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 14, 2023

 

8/14 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE AS OF 9:20 A.M.

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Upcountry/Kula fire (initially reported 8/8): Now 60% contained. Estimated 678 acres. Hot spots in gulches...
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Posted on: August 14, 2023

8/14 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE AS OF 10 P.M.

FIRE UPDATE

  • Upcountry/Kula fire (initially reported 8/8): As of 7 p.m. 8/14, the fire is now 65% contained. Estimated 678 acres. Hot spots in gulches and other hard to reach places, along with land divisions and fences, make establishment of complete contr...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Lahaina fires update, 9 p.m.

  • Firefighters continue working to extinguish flare-ups and contain fires in Lahaina, Pulehu/Kihei and Upcountry Maui. 
  • The number of fatalities is at 80.
  • A Ka’anapali fire reported above Puukolii at 6:10 p.m. Friday was reported to be 100 ...
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Posted on: August 13, 2023

8/14 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE AS OF 9:45 P.M.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Aug. 13, 2023

 

8/14 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRE DISASTER UPDATE AS OF 9:45 P.M.

 

FIRE UPDATE

  • Upcountry/Kula fire (initially reported 8/8): Now 60% contained. Estimated 678 acres. Hot spots in gulches and other ...
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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update, 3 p.m.

  • The Lahaina fire is 85 percent contained. The Pulehu/Kihei fire is 80 percent contained. The Upcountry Maui fire is 50 percent contained. Firefighters continue battling flare-ups in all three fires.
  • The number of fatalities is confirmed a...
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Posted on: August 13, 2023

8/13 COUNTY OF MAUI WILDFIRES UPDATE AS OF 3 P.M.

FIRE UPDATE• Upcountry/Kula fire (initially reported 8/8): Now 60% contained. Estimated 678 acres. Three helicopters, four engines, two tankers and one utility are on-site. Hot spots in gulches and other hard to reach places, along with land divi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Access to West Maui resumes at 12 noon today

Residents of West Maui with identification showing proof of residency and visitors with proof of hotel reservations will have access to Lahaina via Ma?alaea beginning today, Friday, August 11 at noon with measures in place designed to secure the heavily i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

67 fatalities confirmed amid active Lahaina fire

As firefighting efforts continue, 12 additional fatalities have been confirmed as of 1 p.m. today amid the active Lahaina fire. This brings the death toll to 67 people.

Thirty-six fatalities were confirmed Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023. Another 19 were confirmed...

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Posted on: August 12, 2023

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Update No. 21, 2 p.m.

  • The number of confirmed fatalities remains at 80.
  • A fire reported Friday night in Ka?anapali above Pu?ukoli?i remained contained Saturday after burning about 1 acre. Firefighters were working to fully extinguish the fire.
  • Two donated Wi-Fi trucks are statio...
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Posted on: August 12, 2023

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Update No. 20, 2:05 a.m.

  • Firefighters continue working to extinguish flare-ups and contain fires in Lahaina, Pulehu/Kihei and Upcountry Maui. 
  • The number of fatalities is confirmed at 80.
  • A Ka?anapali fire reported above Pu?ukoli?i at 6:10 p.m. Friday was reported...
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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Update No. 18, 2:45 a.m.

  • Firefighters continued working to extinguish flare-ups and contain fires in Lahaina, Pulehu/Kihei and Upcountry Maui. The firefighting effort was bolstered by 21 firefighters from the Honolulu Fire Department, seven supervisory personnel and four vehicles...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Lahaina fire reported 80 percent contained, progress reported in firefighting effort

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 13, 10:30 a.m..: A wildfire that caused widespread damage in Lahaina town was reported to be 80 percent contained this morning, after the Fire Department reported making progress in fighting the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Residents and visitors in West Maui impacted by fire to be transported to Kahului Airport or shelter

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Update No.11, 12:42 a.m.: A mass bus evacuation for residents and visitors in West Maui will resume at 8:30 am on Thursday, August 10th. Bus boarding will be staged at Whalers Village entryway fronting Ka?anapali P...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Two additional shelters opened in Central Maui

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Update No. 12, 1:10 a.m.: The County of Maui opened two additional emergency evacuation shelters Wednesday evening. The additional shelters are located at King’s Cathedral Maui at 777 Maui Veteran&rsq...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Mayor Bissen offers a public message in light of recent tragedies

Mayor Bissen offers a public message in light of recent tragedies

Mayor Richard Bissen released a recorded message tonight that was shared on the County’s social media platforms in light of the recent tragedies. A copy of the video can be viewed here: http...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2023

55 fatalities confirmed amid active Lahaina fire

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Fires Combined Update No. 17 at 9:15 p.m.: As firefighting efforts continue, 2 additional fatalities have been confirmed today amid the active Lahaina fire. This brings the death toll to 55 people.

Thirty-six fatalities were c...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

53 fatalities confirmed amid active Lahaina fire

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Aug. 10, 2023

 

53 fatalities confirmed amid active Lahaina fire

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 15 at 1:10 p.m.: As firefighting efforts continue, 17 additional fatali...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

As Lahaina firefighting continues, 36 total fatalities have been discovered

As the firefighting efforts continue, 36 total fatalities have been discovered today amid the active Lahaina fire.

 

No other details are available at this time.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Donations for Maui residents affected by fires being accepted online

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 8, 7:45 p.m.: Hawai?i Community Foundation and Maui United Way are accepting online monetary donations to benefit Maui residents affected by fires.

 

The Hawai?i Community Foundation star...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

West Maui visitors advised to leave Lahaina and Maui; airlines reporting open flights

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 7,  3:50 p.m.: Due to limited resources in this time of crisis, visitors with vehicles or any means of transportation are being asked to leave Lahaina and Maui as soon as possible.&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Search and rescue team bolsters efforts in Lahaina

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Fires Combined Update No. 6 at 3:30 p.m.: A federal team arrived on Maui today and is on the ground in Lahaina to assist with search and rescue efforts amid the active Lahaina fire.

 

Flyovers today of Lahaina town by ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Six fatalities discovered today amid active Lahaina fire

As the firefighting efforts continue, six fatalities have been discovered today amid the active Lahaina fire.

 

No other details are available at this time.

 

Search and recovery efforts are continuing when conditions are safe to enter the a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Firefighting effort continuing in West Maui, Pulehu and Upcountry

Lahaina, Pulehu and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 4, 9:25 a.m.:Firefighting crews were continuing to battle a fire that burned multiple structures and brush in Lahaina, with four  helicopters launched this morning to assist in the fire...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Maui Bus & Human Service Transportation services suspension

The following Maui Bus Fixed Route services will be suspended until further notice: Lahaina Islander Route #20, Lahaina Villager Route #23, Kaanapali Islander Route #25, and West Maui Islander Route #28. Bus riders are encouraged to check the Maui Bus app...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Lahaina and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 3, 12:40 p.m.

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Lahaina and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined: Fire Department advising immediate proactive evacuation of residents of Holopuni and Pulehu roads in Kula, subdivisions north and south of Lipoa Parkway down to Maui Meadows and Ohukai subdivision in Kih...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2023

911 service in West Maui is not available.

911 service in West Maui is not available. For emergencies call the Lahaina Police Department directly at (808) 661-4441.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Mayor Bissen issues emergency proclamation in response to fires

Lahaina and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 2, 9:45 p.m.: Firefighter crews continue to battle brush and structure fires in Upcountry and Lahaina areas.

 

Mayor Bissen issued an emergency proclamation in response to fires.

 

The Ame...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Multiple evacuations in place for Lahaina and Upcountry Maui fires

Lahaina and Upcountry Maui Fires Combined Update No. 1, 5:50 p.m.: Multiple structures have burned and multiple evacuations are in place, as firefighter crews continue battling brush and structure fires in Upcountry and Lahaina areas.

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Fire Department calling for immediate evacuation of Kulalani Drive and Circle subdivision

Kula Fire Update No. 4, 3:50 p.m.: The Fire Department is calling for the immediate evacuation of residents of the subdivision including Kulalani Drive and Kulalani Circle due to an Upcountry brush fire.

 

The fire was reported at...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Fire Department advising immediate proactive evacuation of residents of Pi`iholo and Olinda roads

Update No. 3, 3:20 p.m.: With the potential risk of escalating conditions from an Upcountry brush fire, the Fire Department is strongly advising residents of Pi?iholo and Olinda roads to proactively evacuate.

 

The fire was reported at 12:22 a.m. t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Public is reminded to exercise caution due to downed power lines and trees

The public is reminded that strong winds are causing hazardous conditions with downed power lines and trees.

 

Motorists are cautioned that road conditions can be impacted.

 

Downed power lines may be energized. Stay at least 30 feet or more...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Fire crews remain on scene of Kula brush fire; area burned estimated at 675 acres

Kula Fire Update No. 2 at 10:50 a.m.: Firefighter crews remain on scene of a brush fire that was reported at 12:22 a.m. today near Olinda Road in Kula and led to evacuations of residents in the Kula 200 and Hanamu Road areas.

 

As of about 9 a.m. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Brush fire in Kula causes evacuation of residents early this morning

Shortly after midnight this morning, a brush fire was reported in the Olinda Road area of Kula. Residents in the Auli’i Drive area were evacuated at 3:45 a.m. At 4:50 a.m. residents of Hanamu Road were also evacuated. Firefighter crews from Kula...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2023

County purchases David K. Trask Jr. building for $3.8M

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The County of Maui purchased the David K. Trask Jr. building – next to the county’s Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku -- for $3.8 million as part of ongoing efforts to cut millions of dollars the county pays each year for rent.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2023

Roadway along rural Alelele Point reopened Tuesday

The County of Maui?s roadway along rural Alelele Point in East Maui was reopened Tuesday, after the completion of infrastructure reinstallation that followed emergency slope scaling and rock debris removal.

 

“The road closure has had a s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2023

New County of Maui hotline for missed trash pickups launched

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The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division recently launched a new hotline so residents can easily learn when trash pickups are delayed and need to be rescheduled.

 

The missed trash pickup hotline number is (808...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2023

County of Maui awarded $25 million federal grant to help fund Kihei North-South Collector Road

The County of Maui was awarded a $25 million federal grant that will help fund the first phase of a north segment of the Kihei North-South Collector Road.

 

The funding is part of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Olowalu brush fire 80 percent contained, fire crews continue work to secure perimeter

A brush fire in Olowalu was 80 percent contained Wednesday morning, as fire crews continued working to secure the perimeter of the fire that burned an estimated 120 acres.
Honoapiilani Highway was reopened Tuesday night after removal of a large tree that w...
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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2023

New Maui Nui Strong program connects residents, businesses, visitors

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Developed as an economic development initiative, the County of Maui launched its new Maui Nui Strong program today.

 

Maui Nui Strong’s website -- www.mauinuistrong.info -- now serves as a comprehensive hub that connects residents, busine...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2023

Cynthia Razo-Porter sworn in as County of Maui Director of Personnel Services

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Cynthia Razo-Porter was sworn in as County of Maui Director of Personnel Services on Wednesday, May 31. She has served as deputy director of the department since 2016 and has been employed at the County of Maui for more than 26 years, starting in 1996. Sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Maui County wetlands map will help mitigate flooding, protect environment

The county’s Department of Planning is creating a public tool that will help reduce flood risk for human life and property while protecting and restoring Maui County’s important natural wetland ecosystems.

As part of a new county law to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2023

Concrete barriers, electronic signs set up after rockfall forces East Maui road closure

County of Maui crews set up concrete barriers today to prevent traffic along a nearly 1-mile Hana Highway road closure in Kipahulu where unstable cliffs pose a safety hazard.

The closure between Alelele Bridge and Lelekea Bridge in East Maui, which could l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Want to help your community in an emergency? Volunteer with CERT

Interested in helping the community by learning about basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations? The county’s Maui Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is lookin...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Mauliola Pharmacy in Wailuku offering free COVID-19 antibody testing

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Mauliola Pharmacy in Wailuku is offering a new COVID-19 antibody testing program that’s free for residents. 

Funded by federal COVID-19 funds, the new antibody testing program lets community members analyze their response to past COVID-1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2023

2023 Maui County Volunteer Heroes recognized for 'giving back’

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During National Volunteer Week, County of Maui Volunteer Center, a division of the county’s Department of Housing and Human Concerns, announced 31 community members selected as the 2023 Maui County Volunteer Heroes.

This year’s Maui County Volunteer Heroes...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2023

County of Maui’s PARK MAUI to hold Lahaina open house

The County of Maui is inviting the public to provide feedback on their parking experiences in Lahaina and share ideas to address parking challenges during an open house for the PARK MAUI program on Saturday, March 25.

The open house will be from 2 to 5 p.m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Baldwin Beach Park to be closed Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 for removal of crownless pal

Baldwin Beach Park in Paia will be closed on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 while crownless palm trees are removed.

The park will reopen on Saturday, March 18.

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation appreciates the public’s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Nominations sought for 2023 Outstanding Older Americans in Maui County Awards

Nominations are being sought for the County of Maui’s 2023 Outstanding Older Americans awards.

An Outstanding male and female Older American will be selected for the annual recognition program held in May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recogn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Kealaloa Avenue to be closed from Hanamu Road to Haleakala Highway for road repairs March 14 to 17

Kealaloa Avenue to be closed from Hanamu Road to Haleakala Highway for road repairs March 14 to 17
Kealaloa Avenue will be closed from Hanamu Road to Haleakala Highway in Makawao for road repairs from Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17.
The road...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2023

Mayor Richard Bissen launches Holomua Kakou; Moloka'i Community Talk Story first scheduled

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Mayor Richard Bissen is launching Holomua Kakou to bring county government to the diverse communities that make up Maui County.
“Each community is unique, yet we are connected as one county,” Mayor Bissen said. “Our residents have busy lives with work and ...
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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Road closures on Vineyard Street and Church Street in Wailuku to begin Tuesday, March 7 for paving

Vineyard Paving Detour Plan (rev2)

Road closures on Vineyard Street and Church Street in Wailuku will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, March 7 for paving work, as part of the County of Maui?s Wailuku Town Improvement Project.
On Vineyard Street, the road closures will be ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2023

County of Maui soliciting grant applications for new Green Grants Program

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management is soliciting grant applications for the Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division Grants Program, which includes a new Green Grants Program for small-scale innovative environ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2023

Waiehu Municipal Golf Course to begin pilot online reservations program, March 15

Waiehu Municipal Golf Course will accept online reservations for tee times beginning March 15, in a pilot program that will allow golfers to more easily see what times are available.
Reservations can be made online starting at 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and 6:3...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2023

Work on traffic signal to be done Tuesday at intersection of Wakea Avenue and Ho'ohana Street

The intersection at Wakea Avenue and Ho?ohana Street in Kahului will operate as a four-way stop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 while work is done on the traffic signal.
Power to the traffic signal will be shut off while new wire is ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Kulanihako'i Street to be closed at Pi'ilani Highway for Construction

Kulanihako?i Street in Kihei will be closed between Pi?ilani Highway and Mahealani Place for sidewalk reconstruction work from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 3.
The location is near the roundabout on Pi?ilani Highway.
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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Hana Metals Collection and Recycling Event set for March 17 and 18

East Maui residents can take large appliances, automobile tires and batteries, and scrap metal to the Hana Landfill on March 17 and 18 during a County of Maui Hana Metals Collection and Recycling Event.The first-come, first-served event will begin at 8 a....
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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Mayor Bissen Issues Statement on Incident Involving Grounded Private Yacht at Honolua Bay

Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr. Issues Statement on Incident Involving Grounded Private Yacht Near Marine Sanctuary at Honolua Bay in West Maui

In response to growing concerns surrounding a private yacht grounded at Honolua Bay and the impacts the vessel is havi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2023

County of Maui issues emergency permit to address vessel grounded on reef at Honolua Bay

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County of Maui issues emergency permit to assist with incident involving private charter yacht grounded immediately outside Honolua Bay, a marine sanctuary. 

In response to the increasing risk of damage to the reef and ecosystem at Honolua Bay, a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2023

Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr. Honors Engineers With Proclamation

Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr. has proclaimed February 19 to 25, 2023 as Engineers Week in Maui County. The week is annually recognized throughout the country to spotlight the work engineers do and the contributions the profession makes toward finding opportun...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2023

Public Urged to Prepare for Storm, Department of Water Supply Requests Water Conservation

The public is urged to take precautions to prepare for a kona low-pressure storm that the National Weather Service is predicting will begin to affect Maui County on Thursday afternoon, February 16.A National Weather Service flash flood watch took effect T...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Public Advised to Monitor Weather Conditions in Light of Flash Flood Watch

In light of a flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service, the County of Maui is actively monitoring conditions and its departments are taking steps to prepare for possible adverse weather.
The flood watch takes effect at 6 a.m. Thursday, Febr...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2023

Water service to be affected overnight Wednesday, Feb.15 for part of Kehalani at Koa subdivision

About 70 homes in the Kehalani at Koa subdivision in Wailuku will have their water shut off intermittently from 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, to 5 a.m. Thursday, February 16, while work is done on the County of Maui water system.Water service will be aff...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2023

Kaunoa Senior Services Announces Virtual Classes in March

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Kaunoa Senior Services will offer virtual classes for seniors age 55 and older in March. The classes are available online via Zoom and include:

New classes:

  • “Learn the Ukulele Mele Way” at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7.
  • “Sing Along: Easy-to-Play Songs” at 1...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2023

County of Maui Department of Motor Vehicles and Licensing Kihei Satellite Office To Temporarily Open

Beginning Monday, February 13, the Kihei satellite office of the County of Maui Department of Motor Vehicles and Licensing temporarily will open later due to a staffing shortage.
Temporary customer service hours will sta...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2023

Fire Chief Brad Ventura & Mayor Bissen offer statements on the passing of Tre' Evans-Dumaran

Fire Chief Brad Ventura and Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr. offer statements on the passing of Tre? Evans-Dumaran

Fire Chief Brad Ventura: “Today brought devastating news to our firefighting ‘ohana. One loss is one too many and while we face the tremendous loss ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2023

It is with a heavy heart that we offer news of firefighter Tre’ Evans-Dumaran

It is with a heavy heart that we offer news of firefighter Tre’ Evans-Dumaran. The ‘ohana of Tre’ Evans-Dumaran has confirmed the passing of Tre’ this morning.

From Chelsie Evans, Tre’s mom: “We w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr. visits site of diesel fuel spill at Haleakala

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Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr. visits site of diesel fuel spill at Haleakala

In coordination with the U.S. Space Force, 15th Space Surveillance Squadron, Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr. on Thursday visited the site of a diesel oil spill at the summit of Haleakala to ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2023

County of Maui Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The County of Maui has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

County of Maui assesses athletic fields, parks after flooding

Baldwin Beach Park, Kanaha Beach Park and athletic fields throughout the County of Maui remained closed Monday, while crews assessed flooding and saturation from three days of heavy rainfall.
In Kihei, Ka Lae Pohaku Beac...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

County of Maui Provides Update on Status of Firefighter Injured in Storm Drain

On January 27 a Maui County firefighter was swept into a storm drain while responding to storm conditions impacting residences in Kihei at Oluea Street. The firefighter was retrieved 800 yards away where the storm drain ended near the shoreline at Kulanih...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Second Installment of Real Property Tax Bills Due February 21

The second installment payments of real property tax bills are due February 21, 2023 for County of Maui property owners. Tax bills have been mailed to all property owners or the agents servicing their accounts. 

Property owners who pay their real ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2023

Multiple Closures, Public Works Clearing Roadways, Residents & Visitors Advised to Exercise Caution

Multiple Closures, Public Works Clearing Roadways, Residents and Visitors Advised to Exercise Caution
The Central Maui Landfill and Moloka?i Landfill remain closed due to unsafe conditions affecting access. With the the closure of the Central Maui Landfill...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Lahaina Bypass is completely open

Lahaina Bypass is completely open

Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Emergency shelter on Molokai scheduled to close

An emergency shelter opened at Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai on Molokai is scheduled to close at 5 p.m. Saturday, after most roads were cleared of debris and floodwaters receded along the island's south shore.A flash flood warning for Molo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Emergency shelter opens on Molokai, Maui County under flood watch

The County of Maui and the American Red Cross opened an emergency center at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai, Molokai, as the National Weather Service extended a flash flood warning for the island until 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Flash flood warning updates: road closures, park closures and facility closures

UPDATES

LATEST UPDATE (01/28/2023 as of 1:12 a.m.):

The NWS has issued a flash flood warning for Maui County until 4 a.m.

PREVIOUS UPDATES (01/27/2023):

• 6:45 p.m.: Flood warning for the island of Maui has been extended until 10 p.m.&...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

NWS extends flash flood warning for the Island of Maui until 7 p.m.

NWS extends flash flood warning for the Island of Maui until 7 p.m.

PREVIOUS UPDATE: The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the island of Maui until 4 p.m. Friday.
A Flood Watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. on Sunday for Kaho&ap...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

NWS issues flash flood warning for the Island of Maui until 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a flashflood warning for the island of Maui until 4 p.m. Friday.
A Flood Watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. on Sunday for Kaho'olawe, Lana'i, Maui, and Moloka'i.
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Fourth Friday in Kihei Canceled Due to Weather

Fourth Friday in Kihei has been canceled due to weather on January 27, 2023.

On Friday, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch and forecast excessive rainfall for Maui. The Weather Service forecast an 80 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2023

County of Maui hosts Chinese New Year Lion Dance on Friday at Kalana O Maui County Building

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The County of Maui is inviting the public to a Chinese New Year Lion Dance performance at 9 a.m. Friday, January 27 on the front lawn of Kalana O Maui, County Building, in Wailuku.

A team from Au’s Shaolin Arts Society will perform the Lion Dance...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2023

County of Maui Issues Statement on Incident at Kalana O Maui This Morning

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate Release January 25, 2023

Contact: Mahina Martin (808) 868-6014

County of Maui Issues Statement on Incident at Kalana O Maui This Morning

Shortly before 9:30 this morning, the Mayor’s office received a troubling c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Kaunoa Senior Services announces February virtual classes for seniors

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseJanuary 23, 2023

Kaunoa Senior Services announces February virtual classes for seniors

Kaunoa Senior Services will offer February virtual classes for seniors ages 55 and older. All classes are available online via Zoom.

New ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Ho'okipa Beach Park and Baldwin Beach Park closed due to high surf

The County of Maui closed Ho?okipa Beach Park and Baldwin Beach Park due to high surf Sunday. A National Weather Service warning, which forecast dangerous large breaking waves of 35 to 45 feet along north facing shores of Maui and Molokai, remains in effe...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Kaunoa Senior Services seeking volunteers for Meals on Wheels program

Kaunoa Senior Services seeking volunteers for Meals on Wheels program

Kaunoa Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers immediately to help deliver fresh meals directly to qualified seniors in their homes in Kahului, Wailuku and Pukalani. Vo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Work on County of Maui's water system to affect water service for some Pukalani customers

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseJanuary 18, 2023

Work on County of Maui's water system to affect water service for some Pukalani customers beginning Thursday night

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply reports that a portion of customers ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

County of Maui ocean safety officers make two rescues as NWS extends high surf warning

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 12, 2023
Contact: Mahina Martin (808) 868-6014

County of Maui ocean safety officers make two rescues as National Weather Service extends high surf warning

County of Maui ocean safety officers rescued a snork...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

County of Maui reopens beach parks; Ocean Safety Officers conduct multiple rescues

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 11, 2023
Contact: Mahina Martin (808) 868-6014
 

County of Maui reopens beach parks

Ocean Safety Officers conduct multiple rescues

  
The County of Maui will open Baldwin Beach Park, Ho&ap...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Kuau Bay Beach Park closed today, Baldwin Beach Park and Ho`okipa Beach Park remain closed

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 11, 2023
Contact: Mahina Martin (808) 868-6014

Kuau Bay Beach Park closed today, Baldwin Beach Park and Ho`okipa Beach Park remain closed

 
The County of Maui closed Kuau Bay Beach Park on Wednesday morning w...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Baldwin Beach Park and Ho'okipa Beach Park to close Wednesday

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2023
 
Contact: Mahina Martin (808) 868-6014

Baldwin Beach Park and Ho'okipa Beach Park to close Wednesday in anticipation of extra-large swell along north and west shores of Maui

For immediate r...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2023

NWS is forecasting that an extra-large north-northwest swell will impact the state starting Tuesday

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 9, 2023
 
Contact: Mahina Martin (808) 868-6014

National Weather Service forecast for extra-large surf prompts County of Maui to advise residents and businesses in exposed north and west facing shores to tak...

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Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 31, 2024

Flood damage forces closure for part of S. Kihei Road through February

Recent floodwater damage to South Kihei Road infrastructure is so severe that it will require closure between Wailana and Kaonoulu streets through February, according to the county Department of Public Works.

 

Resident-only traffic will be allowed...

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Road Notifications
Posted on: January 30, 2024

ROAD CLOSURE: Alelele Road Closure (Hana Highway near MP39 from Alelele Bridge to Lelekea Bridge)

ROAD CLOSURE: Alelele Road Closure (Hana Highway near MP39 from Alelele Bridge to Lelekea Bridge)

ROAD CLOSURE: Alelele Road Closure (Hana Highway near MP39 from Alelele Bridge to Lelekea Bridge.  For now, emergency vehicles and local traffic only will be allowed to drive through the closure with possible delays while machinery is on the road...

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Road Notifications
Posted on: July 10, 2023

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News Flash

Posted on: February 16, 2024

2/16/2024: Unsafe Water Advisory Amended in Lahaina to remove areas L4-A and L4E.

Portion of Lahaina Removed from Unsafe Water Advisory Area

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina to remove areas L-4A and L-4E. Water serving buildings and homes in areas L-4A and L-4E is declared safe for unrestricte...

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Water Department
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Latest Long-Term Monitoring Program samples posted for samples taken 2/07 and 2/08/2024..

To aid the public in better understanding the test results, the following information is provided:

Detection Limit: refers to a minimum concentration of an analyte that can be measured above the instrument background noise. 

What is instrument back...

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Lab Results Water Department
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Hawai'i Home Water Assistance Program (H-HWAP) has been extended through March 2024

The Hawaii Home Water Assistance Program (H-HWAP) being administered by Maui Economic Opportunity has been extended through March 2024. 

To learn more about this program please click on application. 

Application Water Department
Posted on: January 19, 2024

1-19-2024 DWS Amends Unsafe Water Advisory to remove area L-4D in Lahaina

Portion of Lahaina removed from Unsafe Water Advisory

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina to remove area L-4D. Water serving buildings and homes in areas L-4D is declared safe for unrestricted use effective Jan. 19,...

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Press release Water Department
Posted on: December 27, 2023

Upcountry water shortage downgraded to Stage 1 effective 12/27/2023.

DWS announces that the Stage 2 water shortage for Upcountry, Maui has been downgraded to a Stage 1 water shortage effective December 27, 2023. Outside water use is permitted one day a week. See link for recommended schedule.

Additional Info... Water Department
Posted on: December 21, 2023

12/21/2023: Area L-4C of Lahaina removed from Unsafe Water Advisory.

Portion of Lahaina Removed from Unsafe Water Advisory Area

 

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina to remove area L-4C. Water serving buildings and homes in areas L-4C is declared safe for unrestricted use eff...

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Press release Water Department
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Lahaina Area L-4B removed from Unsafe Water Advisory effective Friday, December 15, 2023.

DWS lifts unsafe water advisory for area near Lahaina Gateway

An area near Lahaina Gateway, titled L-4B on the Maui Recovers website, now has safe drinking water, according to a Department of Water Supply announcement today.

 

The department amended...

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Additional Info... Water Department
Posted on: November 8, 2023

11/8/23 - Stage 2 Water Shortage in effect for Upcountry

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Additional Info... Water Department
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Unsafe Water Advisory lifted for all areas of Upper Kula

Unsafe Water Advisory Lifted for All Areas of Upper Kula

The Department of Water Supply has lifted the Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula removing the two remaining areas, UK-2B and UK-5. Water serving buildings and homes in Area UK-2B and UK-5 is declar...

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full text Water Department
Posted on: October 20, 2023

Reminder of West Maui Stage 1 Water Shortage continues to be in effect

The Department of Water Supply would like to remind residents and visitors that the Stage 1 water shortage issued on June 30, 2022 remains in effect. Notices are published weekly in the Maui News or can be viewed at the link provided.

Notification Water Department
Posted on: October 10, 2023

Sections of Lahaina and Upper Kula removed from the Unsafe Water Advisory effective 10-09-2023

                            Portions of Upper Kula and Lahaina Removed from Unsafe Water Advisory

October 09, 2023

The Department o...

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Press release Water Department
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Sections of Lahaina and Upper Kula removed from the Unsafe Water Advisory effective October 6, 2023

Portions of Upper Kula and Lahaina Removed from Unsafe Water Advisory 

October 6, 2023

 

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory to remove Upper Kula Area 2A and Lahaina Area 1. Water serving buildings and homes in ...

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Press release Water Department
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Location of potable water tankers in Upper Kula and Lahaina as of 10/30/2023

Upper Kula: 

Copp Road - Kula Road intersection

Kula Lodge, 15200 Haleakala Hwy.

Lahaina

Kahoma Village Loop-Puunoa Place intersection

Lahaina Gateway, 325 Keawe Street

Kelawea Mauka Park Parking Lot

Kanakea Place -Kaakolu Street intersection

Parking lot...

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Water Department
Posted on: October 13, 2023

10/13/2023 Upper Kula UK-3 Area removed from UWA.

Portion of Upper Kula Removed from Unsafe Water Advisory Area

October 13, 2023

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula to remove Area UK-3. Water serving buildings and homes in Area UK-3 is declared safe for unrestric...

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Additional Info... Water Department
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Unsafe Water Advisory map

An interactive map is now available for the public to view. The interactive map has been broken down into five zones. Zone 1 is now in green. If your address is in the green area, the Unsafe Water Advisory no longer applies.

Map Water Department
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Water Quality Laboratory Information

The Department of Water Supply will be continually sampling the water distribution system in Upper Kula and Lahaina in addition to its regulatory compliance requirements.

It has always been the Water Quality Laboratory’s policy not to test water from priva...

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Laboratories Water Department
Posted on: August 27, 2023

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Fact Sheet

A VOC fact sheet is provided at the link provided.

Fact sheet Water Department
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Amended Upper Kula Unsafe Water Advisory 9-12-2023

Notice: Amended Unsafe Water Advisory Upper Kula

September 12, 2023

 

Effective September 12, 2023, the Department of Water Supply announces that the Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula has been amended to remove Zone 1 from the affected area. Water...

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Additional Info... Water Department
Posted on: September 1, 2023

Lahaina and Upper Kula Unsafe Water Advisories

The Unsafe Water Advisories are still in effect. DWS is working closely with the Hawaii State Department of Health and EPA to return the water systems to service. Scan QR code in link, to use DWS' interactive map and see additional resources.

Additional Resources Water Department
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula Water System

Notice: Unsafe Water Advisory Update Upper Kula

September 06, 2023

 

The Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula is still in effect. The advisory was issued as a precautionary measure due to the unknown impacts of the wildfires in the area. The advisor...

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Water Department
Posted on: September 7, 2023

Continued Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula September 7, 2023

Notice: Continued Unsafe Water Advisory Upper Kula

September 07, 2023

The process to amend the Unsafe Water Advisory (UWA) has been developed in cooperation with the Hawaii Department of Health and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Two roun...

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Additional Info... Water Department