Health officials are considering a 12-bed inpatient facility at the old Kona courthouse in an effort to help address mental health and substance abuse issues in the community.
KAILUA-KONA — The 2018 Central Pacific hurricane season officially ends today. However, a developing El Niño could potentially fuel some offseason action.
HONOLULU — Maui was hit with heavy rain and powerful winds Wednesday as a gradually weakening tropical storm neared Hawaii, with forecasters predicting Tropical Storm Olivia could dump 5 to 10 inches (12 to 25 centimeters). Some places could get as much as 15 inches.
HILO — As Tropical Storm Olivia made its way to the islands Tuesday, the focus turned mostly away from the Big Island and more toward Maui as it appeared the worst effects of the cyclone would be felt well to the north of Hilo.
KAILUA-KONA — Tropical Storm Olivia continues to weaken as it approaches Hawaii Island and Maui County, forecasters said early Tuesday evening.
KAILUA-KONA — Big Islanders could begin to feel the effects of Hurricane Olivia as early as Tuesday night, forecasters with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Monday evening.
HONOLULU — One hurricane is on course to bypass Hawaii to the northeast, while another appears set to weaken before it gets closer to the island state.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reported that as of 11 a.m. today, Hurricane Norman was 690 miles east of Hilo with sustained winds of 80 mph moving west at 14 mph.
KAILUA-KONA — Forecasters are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Miriam, which is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane in the next couple of days as it tracks west about 1,500 miles east of Hawaii.
KAILUA-KONA — A chance of rain remains on the table today for West Hawaii areas as former-Hurricane Lane moves farther away from Hawaii Island.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Electric Light Co. said thousands of customers on Hawaii Island have experienced power outages amid Hurricane Lane.
KAILUA-KONA — Road conditions have deteriorated throughout the night as Hurricane Lane continues its path past Hawaii Island.
KAILUA-KONA — Hurricane Lane weakened some this morning as the still-Category 4 storm creeped closer to the Hawaiian Islands.