5,300 + acres burned Hawaii blaze

A wildfire last Friday on Maui has burned more than 5,300 acres and is now about 80% contained, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. Rain associated with Tropical Storm Erick helped prevent the spread of flames. Firefighters were working to…

Water Rescues Despite Flood Warning on Hawaii Island

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday the 3rd November, forecasters said radar indicated heavy rain and thunderstorms upslope of Pololu and Waipio Valleys, Hawaii. Rainfall rates of up to three inches per hour were observed and Kawainui Stream reached a height…

Busy time in Hawaii for emergency workers

Hawaii’s emergency services are getting no rest, over the last couple of days in particular, on the big Island. First the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded a 4.5-magnitude earthquake off Hawaii Island on Sunday morning. Second, trade wind…

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