Aloha United Way’s 211 hotline is intended to help in the event of a disaster. On a typical day, 211 operators help Hawaiʻi’s residents find food, shelter, financial assistance, childcare, parenting support, disability services and more. In the aftermath of August’s wildfires, when these types of needs surged, 211 operators faced a new challenge: How […]
The advisory in Lāhainā includes neighborhoods from Puamana to Leialiʻi Parkway, according to the county. In Kula, the affected area spans from Waiʻale Gulch to just beyond Ulupalakua.
Crews from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have begun to survey, remove and dispose of hazardous waste materials including paints, cleaners, solvents, oils, batteries, and pesticides, officials with the County of Maui said in an Aug. 23 news release.
Maui residents have been manifesting rain, but this actually may be harmful to the waters surrounding Lāhainā following the Aug. 8 wildfire that destroyed most of the town, leaving potentially toxic chemicals and materials in its wake.
One of the residents’ attorneys has also alleged that a state water official improperly suspended certain in-stream flow standards at the behest of a powerful land developer.
The new advisory still includes the vast majority of Lāhainā Town, but now also covers the neighborhoods between Kaniau Road and Leialiʻi Parkway, according to the County of Maui.
The tree was badly burned, like all of Lāhainā Town, in a wildfire on Aug. 8 that has so far killed 93, destroyed more than 2,000 structures and left thousands more residents homeless.
Water in areas of Upper Kula and Lahaina that were affected by wildfires is unsafe to drink, county Water Department officials announced Friday.
Visitors at the Maui Ocean Center are invited to experience the multisensory Hawaiian Culture and Plant Tour.
Maui Nui Venison co-founder and CEO Jake Muise is leading the charge to turn invasive deer populations into a sustainable food source.