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Hawaii Hurricane Lane 2018

Updated as of August 24, 2018 8:00 am local time

On August 22, 2018 Humanity Road activated its disaster desk to assist officials by amplifying official guidance in social media. On August 23, Humanity Road produced Situation Report No. 1 containing useful links to government and non-government resources.

On August 24, Humanity Road issued Situation Report No. 2 providing updates on status of power, gas, communications, airports, Embassy information, shelter, health and hospitals, and animals.

Situation Overview

As of August 24, 2018 at 8:00am local time, over a million people and five Hawaiian islands are under hurricane warnings: Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, & Kahoolawe. On Friday morning, Hurricane Lane was reported to be a category 3 Hurricane dropping as much as 31 inches of rain in some parts of Hawaii's Big Island. All counties have evacuation centers open. More than 1500 are in Red Cross Shelters and 1,000 in shelters in the city of Honolulu. source

The City and County of Honolulu recommends that residents download the city’s smartphone app, HNL.info, also available as a website, to stay informed on traffic and weather alerts. source

FEMA advises the public: Your phone is one of the best sources of information during an emergency. Download our app so you can check what to do, look up shelters, and get weather alert notifications. http://fema.gov/mobile-app

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Significant Updates

24 Aug

  • Water: @HIgov_Health issued a Brown Water Advisory for the entire State of Hawaiʻi, in anticipation of large water runoff from #HurricaneLane source

  • Fuel: Hawaii Gas crews have been working statewide to ensure that first responders & essential facilities such as hospitals have adequate supplies of gas for Hurricane Lane and have been refilling propane dispensers so residents on all islands can top off on propane for their grills. source

  • Fuel: Maui Oil Company fuel pumps are open and has all fuel types available as of Friday morning! Our office area is closed. source

  • Power: Hawaii Electric & Light as of 640a Honomu/Ookala Town update: ~1485 customers restored. ~1,355 customers in Haleaha remain without power. source

  • Power: Hawaiian Electric reports that as of 7 a.m. today Aug. 24, there are about 280 customers without power on Oahu. Crews responded to seven major outages overnight, most of them caused by tree branches blown on to power lines. Most customers were restored within an hour source

  • Shelter: Red Cross reported more than 1,500 people in Hawaii stayed in shelters Thursday night as they waited out the storm. About 1,100 people were in 20 shelters in Oahu source

  • Shelter: Maui Humane Shelter has reported that Red Cross has confirmed they are accepting pets at Lahaina Civic Center for BOTH storm and fire evacuees. MHS is on site however we do NOT have supplies as they were left when we were evacuated from the school shelter. If you are evacuating to the Civic Center, you MUST bring your own supplies for your pets including crate/carrier, food, water and medication. Please make sure that your pet has identification including tags and/or microchip. source

  • Communications: Approximately 4:00am County of Maui reported receiving reports that Hawaiian Tel customers are unable to make or receive phone calls into or out of the Lahaina area at this time. Cell phone service is also reported to be sporadic source

  • Shelter: A brushfire on Hawaii's island of Maui has forced the relocation of a shelter for people who were staying there as Hurricane Lane approaches. Officials, as a precaution, moved 26 people who evacuated because of the hurricane from a shelter at a Lahaina school to a civic center. source

  • Health: Diabetes: If you or someone you love has diabetes and is in Hawaii, please call 1-800-DIABETES if you run out of insulin or supplies during Hurricane Lane. source

  • Health: Dialysis: Patients in need of assistance should first contact their dialysis or transplant provider, their local ESRD Network, or emergency management office. Any dialysis questions or issues can be relayed to the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program at KCERinfo@hsag.com or call 866-901-3773

  • Hospitals: Memorial Blood Centers has provided a supply of blood to local hospitals source

  • Hospitals: Emergency Departments at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital are fully prepared to provide quality medical care to those in need. source

  • Hospitals: Queen's Medical Center and its West Oahu facility postponed all elective procedures and surgeries on Friday and Saturday, KGMB reports. The hospitals are stocked up with supplies and the generators are ready. Employees have gone through training to deal with natural disasters or any large influx of patients. Windward Oahu, Adventist Health Castle on Oahu said it had activated its 24/7 incident command center and has supplies ready for staff and patients. Other area hospitals also said they were ready if needed. source

  • Hurricane Lane downgraded to Category 2 source

  • All American Airlines flights to and from Kahului cancelled source

23 Aug

  • Heath: Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management agency is working with patients ahead of time to address their needs. Some people were even offered pre-dialysis, along with a special dietary plan, to buy time until Hurricane Lane passes. They are actively monitoring all the centers around the island to see which ones shut down, and which are open. If you need dialysis and you're in a shelter, you can ask them to contact the county to help find a center open near you. Contact: https://hawaiihealthcareemergencymanagement.net/contact-us/

  • Health - Healthcare Ready has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to support healthcare and public health response operations to Hurricane Lane. If you would like to request assistance from Healthcare Ready email us at Alerts@HealthcareReady.org or call (866-247-2694). Visit https://www.healthcareready.org/lane

  • Communications: Hawaii Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) activated at 11:00am on August 23, 2018 to support disaster response. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawaiivost/ .source

State and County Links

Hawaii State Links

National Weather Service Honolulu

Governor of Hawaii

Emergency Management Agency Situation Updates

Hawaii Department of Public Safety

Hawaii State Department of Health Resources

American Red Cross Hawaii

County Links

Hawaii County Government Links

Hawaii County Mayor

Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency

Hawaii County Police

Hawaii District Family Health Services, Mental Health, WIC, etc.

Maui County Government Links

Maui County Office of the Mayor

Maui County

Maui County Emergency Management

Maui County Police

Honolulu County Government Links

Honolulu County of of the Mayor

Honolulu County

Honolulu Emergency Management

Honolulu Police

Kauai County Government Links

Kauai County

Kauai County Emergency Management

Kauai County Fire Department

Emergency Numbers

For emergencies call 911

For Info on texting 911 See below. http://ags.hawaii.gov/hawaii-enhanced-9-1-1-board/text-to-911/

  • If you are in a situation where it is not safe to place a voice call to 911.

  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency that renders you incapable of speaking or hearing.

  • If you are unable to call 911 due to being in a location with sporadic cellular voice service.

  • If you are unable to speak or hear due to injury or physical restraint.

Police Department is 808-935-3311.

Fire Department, call 808-961-8336.

Information Helplines

Aloha United Way 211 is Hawaiiʻs only comprehensive, statewide community information and referral service. By dialing 2-1-1, you can get help finding food, shelter, drug treatment, childcare, job training and much more. 211 service is available Monday - Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Embassy Updates

  • Bahrain Embassy requests that all #Bahraini citizens abide by instructions from local authorities @Hawaii_EMA, and in case of emergency please call the Embassy: +12023421111 ext 9 Or MoFA +97317227555 via @BahrainEmbDC

  • Cypress Embassy emergency line for consular assistance: +1 (202) 681 1162 via @CyprusinUSA

  • Jordanians in Hawaii affected by #HuricaneLane can reach the Embassy of Jordan in Washington D.C. at the following emergency number +1 (202) 294-9522 via @JoEmbassyUS

  • British We advise British nationals in Hawaii to follow the instructions of local authorities and check our travel advice: link via @UKinUSA

  • Canadians Avoid non-essential travel to Hawaii County, Maui County, including the islands of #Maui, #Lanai, #Molokai, #Kahoolawe, as well as to #Oahu & #Kauai islands.@CanEmbUSA

Reunification Hotlines and Websites

Maps and Situational Information

Shelters and Evacuation Centers

24 Aug

  • Shelter: Red Cross reported more than 1,500 people in Hawaii stayed in shelters Thursday night as they waited out the storm. About 1,100 people were in 20 shelters in Oahu source

  • Shelter: Maui Humane Shelter has reported that Red Cross has confirmed they are accepting pets at Lahaina Civic Center for BOTH storm and fire evacuees. MHS is on site however we do NOT have supplies as they were left when we were evacuated from the school shelter. If you are evacuating to the Civic Center, you MUST bring your own supplies for your pets including crate/carrier, food, water and medication. Please make sure that your pet has identification including tags and/or microchip. source

  • Shelter: A brushfire on Hawaii's island of Maui has forced the relocation of a shelter for people who were staying there as Hurricane Lane approaches. Officials, as a precaution, moved 26 people who evacuated because of the hurricane from a shelter at a Lahaina school to a civic center. source

23 Aug

  • Molokai Baptist Church in Hoolehua and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are offering shelter in Kaunakakai source

22 Aug

  • Shelter Guidance source

    • Those who plan to go to a shelter should bring their own food, water, medicine, bedding and any other items they may need while away from home.

    • Persons with special needs should know that shelter staff can only provide basic first aid. Individuals with special needs must bring their caregivers, medications, supplies and equipment to the shelter if they cannot safely shelter at home.

    • Residents are reminded that hospitals and emergency rooms are not available for shelter. They are only available for people with emergencies or critical health needs

  • Big Island Shelters source

    • Hookena El. School: 86-4355 Manalahoa Highway, Captian Cook, HI

    • Kamehameha Park Hisaoka Gym: 54-382 Kamehameha Park Rd., Kapaau

    • Kealakehe HS: 74-5000 Puohulihuli St., Kailua-Kona, HI

    • Waikoloa El. & MSl: 68-1730 Ho'oko St. Waikoloa, HI

  • Kaua’i Shelters source

    • The Kilauea Gym

    • Kilauea Elementary School

    • The Church of the Pacific in Princeville as of 6 p.m. today, Aug. 22

  • Oahu Shelters source

    • Waialua High and Intermediate

    • Leihoku Elementary

    • Nanakuli High and Intermediate

    • Brigham Young University Hawaii

    • Leilehua High

    • Waipahu High

    • Kapolei High

    • Campbell High

    • Pearl City High

    • Aiea High

    • Radford High

    • Dole Middle

    • Farrington High

    • McKinley High

    • Stevenson Middle

    • Kaimuki Middle

    • Kalani High

    • Kaiser High

    • Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate

    • Castle High

  • Maui Shelters source

    • Hana High School

    • Lahaina Intermediate

    • King Kekaulike High School

    • Molokai High School

    • Maui High School - pet-friendly

    • Lokelani Intermediate - pet-friendly

    • Lanai High

Health and Hospitals

Status of Hospitals

24 Aug

  • Hospitals: Memorial Blood Centers has provided a supply of blood to local hospitals source

  • Hospitals: Emergency Departments at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital are fully prepared to provide quality medical care to those in need. source

  • Hospitals: Queen's Medical Center and its West Oahu facility postponed all elective procedures and surgeries on Friday and Saturday, KGMB reports. The hospitals are stocked up with supplies and the generators are ready. Employees have gone through training to deal with natural disasters or any large influx of patients. Windward Oahu, Adventist Health Castle on Oahu said it had activated its 24/7 incident command center and has supplies ready for staff and patients. Other area hospitals also said they were ready if needed. source

23 Aug

  • Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management agency is working with patients ahead of time to address their needs. Some people were even offered pre-dialysis, along with a special dietary plan, to buy time until Hurricane Lane passes. They are actively monitoring all the centers around the island to see which ones shut down, and which are open. If you need dialysis and you're in a shelter, you can ask them to contact the county to help find a center open near you. Contact: https://hawaiihealthcareemergencymanagement.net/contact-us/

  • Health - Healthcare Ready has activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to support healthcare and public health response operations to Hurricane Lane. If you would like to request assistance from Healthcare Ready email us at Alerts@HealthcareReady.org or call (866-247-2694). Visit https://www.healthcareready.org/lane

Hospital Lists

  • Map of local hospitals Map

Special Needs Population

Status

24 Aug

  • Diabetes: If you or someone you love has diabetes and is in Hawaii, please call 1-800-DIABETES if you run out of insulin or supplies during Hurricane Lane. source

  • Dialysis: Patients in need of assistance should first contact their dialysis or transplant provider, their local ESRD Network, or emergency management office. Any dialysis questions or issues can be relayed to the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program at KCERinfo@hsag.com or call 866-901-3773

Useful Links

Hawaii County

Hele-On Kako'o paratransit service http://www.heleonbus.org/paratransit

Dialysis Centers Map of dialysis centers

Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition 866-901-3773

Food Basket: (808) 322-1418

Hawai’i County Office of Aging - East Hawai‘i: 1055 Kinoole Street, Suite 101, Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 643-2372, https://www.hcoahawaii.org/

Child and Family Service - 91-1841 Ft. Weaver Rd. • Ewa Beach, HI 96706

(808) 681-3500 https://www.childandfamilyservice.org/

Schools

Status of Schools

Hawaii public schools and Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) offices statewide will be closed Thursday and Friday as Hurricane Lane approaches the islands as a powerful Category 4 storm. This will give our school communities time to prepare — the storm is anticipated to impact Oahu Thursday evening and Kauai on Friday — and allow counties to stand up emergency shelters. source

Useful Links

State of Hawaii Department of Education

Airports

Status

24 Aug

  • Jetstar Airways see travel alerts at Link

  • United Airlines canceled all flights in and out of OGG (Maui) on Fri 8/24, travel waivers and additional flights avail visit Link

  • Alaska Air - refunds and rebooking info available here source source

  • Hawaiian Air Guests holding tickets for travel on HA or HA codeshare flights to/from/within/via the State of Hawaii between 8/21-8/26, will be permitted a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee. source

21 Aug

  • Guests holding tickets for travel on HA or HA codeshare flights to/from/within/via the State of Hawaii between 8/21-8/26, will be permitted a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee. source

Lists of Airports / Links

Roads and Bridges

Status

Aug 23

  • Wainaku Bridge Video
  • Aug 22 Honoapiilani Highway (pali highway) is NOT closed #Maui via @mauipd For #hitraffic road closures see Link. No FSP or contraflow lanes Thu & Fri. Left lanes of the H-3 at Harano Tunnels to close beginning at 9 am Thu Source

  • Aug 22 @Uber is offering 1 free ride (up to $50) to or from specific evacuation centers. To request, enter the promo code STAYSAFEHI learn how at https://www.uber.com/blog/hawaii/hurricane-lane/

Useful Links

Hawaii State Department of Transportation Road and Traffic Conditions

Hawaii County Mass Transit

Railways

There are no current common freight carrier railroads in Hawaii.

Maritime / Shipping / Ports

Status

22 Aug

  • As of 08/22/2018 07:28 PM EDT -Port condition ZULU (Landfall within 12 hours) has been set for Hawaii County, closing inbound and outbound vessel traffic until further notice ahead of #HurricaneLane. Port condition YANKEE (Landfall within 24 hours) is set for all Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kauai ports as of 11 a.m. today. source

Useful Links

Hawaii Department of Transportation Ports

Communications

Status

24 Aug

  • Communications: Verizon will not restrict speed or ‘throttle’ data for emergency responders in Hawaii. And in the event of another disaster, Verizon will lift restrictions on public safety customers, providing full network access source

  • Communications: Approximately 4:00am County of Maui reported receiving reports that Hawaiian Tel customers are unable to make or receive phone calls into or out of the Lahaina area at this time. Cell phone service is also reported to be sporadic source

23 Aug

  • Communications: Hawaii Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) activated at 11:00am on August 23, 2018 to support disaster response. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawaiivost/ .source

  • The @FCC has announced the activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) for all communications providers For storm updates source

  • Communications: Hawaiian Telecom offices and customer sales centers will be closed as of Thurs., Aug. 23 at 2PM through Sat., Aug. 25 due to #HurricaneLane. If you need to get in touch with us regarding a service related issue or to report fallen utility poles or cables, please submit a support ticket at support.hawaiiantel.com or call us at 808-643-6111. source

22 Aug

  • Communications: The City and County of Honolulu recommends that residents download the city’s smartphone app, HNL.info, also available as a website, to stay informed on traffic and weather alerts. source

  • Communications: Hawaii communications providers are readying for Hurricane Lane. Verizon cell towers are capable of withstanding category 5 winds and the company has backup staff and generators. Both Hawaiian Telcom and Charter providers’ services are underground source

Useful Links

TBD

Power and Fuel

Status

24 Aug

  • Fuel: Hawaii Gas crews have been working statewide to ensure that first responders & essential facilities such as hospitals have adequate supplies of gas for Hurricane Lane and have been refilling propane dispensers so residents on all islands can top off on propane for their grills. source

  • Power: Hawaii Electric & Light as of 640a Honomu/Ookala Town update: ~1485 customers restored. ~1,355 customers in Haleaha remain without power. source

  • Power: Hawaiian Electric reports that as of 7 a.m. today Aug. 24, there are about 280 customers without power on Oahu. Crews responded to seven major outages overnight, most of them caused by tree branches blown on to power lines. Most customers were restored within an hour source

22 Aug

  • Fuel: Gas Buddy has activated its’ fuel availability tracker app features for those in Hawaii ahead of Hurricane Lane’s arrival to help motorists in affected areas find gasoline. When activated, GasBuddy’s free app can differentiate stations that have no gasoline, no diesel or no power so that motorists can try other stations. Motorists are encouraged to report the status of any station they see to help others find gasoline or avoid stations with no fuel or power. Download the GasBuddy app to mobile device here

  • Power: Hawaii Electric is moving crews & equipment where needed as Hurricane Lane approaches. Please prepare for storm-related power outages. Due to impending weather conditions, our downtown payment center at 1001 Bishop St. will be closed Friday.source

Useful Links

Big Island Hawaii Electric and Light

Oahu Hawaii Electric

Maui Electric

Water Systems

Status

22 Aug

  • Oahu Board of Water Supply offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to preparations for #HurricaneLane. Is your emergency water supply ready? The easiest, most efficient way to prepare your supply is to take it from the tap.

Useful Links

Hawaii County Department of Water Supply

Oahu Board of Water

Maui County Department of Water

Social Media

Hashtags

#HurricaneLane, #Hawaii, #hiwx

Pictures and Video

  • Aug 24 3:11 am Video Saddle Road flooding Video1 Video2

  • Aug 24 flash flood down the Wailuku River near Hilo, HI source

Animals in Disaster

Status

24 Aug

  • Maui Animal Shelter currently needs crates for animals (can be pop crates or carriers), water/food bowls, DRY food for dogs and cats, litter boxes and kitty litter, poop bags and spare leashes. WE ALSO NEED WATER. http://bit.ly/2PC9qAQ

  • Animal friendly shelters

    • Kamehameha Park Hisaoka Gym: 54-382 Kamehameha Park Road, Kapaa

    • Kealakehe High School: 74-5000 Puohulihuli Street, Kailua-Kona

    • Lahaina Civic Center

  • Lahaina Civic Center - Maui Humane Shelter has reported that Red Cross has confirmed they are accepting pets at Lahaina Civic Center for BOTH storm and fire evacuees. MHS is on site however we do NOT have supplies as they were left when we were evacuated from the school shelter. If you are evacuating to the Civic Center, you MUST bring your own supplies for your pets including crate/carrier, food, water and medication. Please make sure that your pet has identification including tags and/or microchip. source

Useful Links

Hawaii County

Hawaii Island Humane Society - (808) 329-1175

Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network

Aloha ‘Ilio Rescue (dog rescue)