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Man Dies After Jumping Over Twin Falls

A 38-year-old man died after jumping over Twin Falls in Haiku on Monday. Maui Fire Department crews responded to the area in the 11 a.m. hour, where they learned that the man had jumped from the falls into the lower pool and struck his head on the way down. Fire crews found the man lying on the pool’s edge with …

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MFD Responds to Weekend Drownings

Maui Fire Department crews responded to drownings on both Maui and Moloka`i this weekend. On Saturday, MFD arrived at Nuu Bay on Maui to learn that a 45-year-old Maui Resident had been pulled from the water, unresponsive, by his family. Crews took over CPR but despite the efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene. On Sunday, a 2-year-old girl …

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MFD Airlifts Two People from Makamaka`ole Gulch

On June 29, Fire Crews responded to a mountain rescue at Makamaka`ole Gulch near Mile Marker 8 on Kahekili Hwy (1 mile past Camp Maluhia entrance). The parties were jumping and swimming in a pond that was approximately 15 to 20 minute hike from the roadway after one of them got injured. The incident commander determined that the conditions were …

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DWS: Potential Water Outages in Waikapu, Kehalani Mauka, Upper Wailuku Heights

Effective immediately, the Department of Water Supply is asking all consumers in the Waikapu, Kehalani Mauka (above Honoapiilani Highway), and Upper Wailuku Heights areas to cease all unnecessary water use until further notice. DWS continues to experience very high consumption in the Waikapu/Wailuku area and Department of Water Supply water tanks are being depleted. The public’s immediate reduced water usage …

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Hawai`i Papayas Not Part of Salmonella Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating a multi-state outbreak of 62 Salmonella illnesses potentially linked to whole, fresh papayas imported specifically from Mexico. The Hawai`i Department of Health and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture on Friday emphasized that there is no reason to avoid Hawai`i-grown papayas. “The FDA has informed me …

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Sewer Rate Increase Effective July 1

The Department of Environmental Management Wastewater Reclamation Division would like to remind its customers that the sewer user fee will be increased by an average of 6 percent. The rate increase is necessary to keep the utility financially self-supporting. Sewer user fees are structured so each customer class pays its equitable share of operations, maintenance, and repair of the wastewater …

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Monthly Siren, EAS Test Scheduled for July 1

The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren  System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. During this monthly test, all Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone). A simultaneous test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System is conducted with …

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Visitor Dies on Twin Falls Trail

Maui Fire Department crews responded to Twin Falls Trail in Haiku on Thursday for a report on a man who was unresponsive after falling down a 10-foot embankment. The 47-year-old California man was located about a quarter mile up the trail and down the embankment. Fire personnel took over CPR efforts and extracted the victim to an awaiting ambulance on …

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Maui Electric Makes Upgrades to Protect for High Winds, Falling Trees

Maui Electric Company is upgrading utility poles and using new insulated conductors in parts of Olinda and Pi‘iholo, part of a pilot project to prevent wind and tree-related outages and to make the island’s electrical grid more resilient. The mile-long stretch of power lines in the heavily forested area will be the first in Maui County to use “spacer cables” designed …

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MFD Reminds Motorists to Drive Cautiously

The Maui Fire Department is reminding motorists to be careful while driving on Maui’s roadways. MFD officially offered the following reminders: • Avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Obey traffic laws and posted speed limits. • Do not use your phone or other mobile devices while behind the wheel.• Slow down and pull to the right to …

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