Maui News

Hawaii’s Rains, Floods Cited As Examples of Climate Change

HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rains are part of the winter wet season in Hawaiian Islands. But the downpours triggering flooding that destroyed homes and bridges and set off mass evacuations on multiple islands this week are also an example of …

Town North of Honolulu Evacuated as Stream Floods

Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared an emergency in the U.S. state after heavy rains brought floods, landslides and fear of dam failures, and authorities ordered the evacuation of several thousand people from communities threatened by rising waters. The move came …

Evacuations Ordered After Heavy Rains Breach Dam on Maui

HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rains caused a dam to overflow on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and and nearby residents in the community of Haiku are being evacuated, county officials said Monday. The National Weather Service reported 13.2 inches (33.5 …

Hawaii’s Maui Island Wildfire Forces Evacuations

Thousands of residents and visitors on Hawaii’s Maui Island were ordered to evacuate two communities on Thursday as a spreading wildfire sent smoke billowing high into the sky, officials and local media said. The 3,000 acre brush fire in Maui’s …

NTSB Issues Report on Hawaii Helicopter Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on a 2009 helicopter crash on Maui in which a commercial pilot and a federal inspector were seriously injured. The crash report does not draw any conclusions about what caused the …