|Storybook Theatre of Hawai'i founder Mark Jeffers with GIVE volunteers in Pāhala at the Herkes Kaʻū District Gym. |
Photo by Julia Neal
|Storybook Theatre storytelling at Pāhala Preschool.|
Photo by Julia Neal
|Summer Fun students meet the giant tiger shark and learn about its life in the ocean before|
going inside the inflatable for more storytelling. Photo by Julia Neal
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|The water vapor view on Friday night of Hurricane Calvin heading toward Hawai'i, his color green. NOAA image|
Hawai'i County's response: "Hawaiʻi County is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Calvin as it approaches the Central Pacific region. While current forecasts suggest that Hurricane Calvin may weaken below hurricane levels before reaching Hawaiʻi, County officials maintain that it is essential for
|While Calvin is projected to come this way, the probability of tropical|
storm force winds remained small on Friday. Image from NOAA
"As part of the County's commitment to public safety, we urge all residents to be proactive and take appropriate preventive measures to safeguard themselves and their property before conditions become hazardous. Residents can stay informed about the latest updates by following guidance from public messaging channels. For the most reliable information, we encourage everyone to regularly check the Civil Defense webpage.
"To ensure timely and critical alerts, the County encourages residents to sign up for Everbridge messages from Civil Defense. By doing so, residents will receive important notifications directly to their preferred communication channels, allowing them to stay informed and make informed decisions.
"As we continue to monitor Hurricane Calvin's progress, the County will provide regular updates to keep residents informed and prepared for any potential impacts. We urge everyone to stay tuned to public messaging for the latest information and to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety."
Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section reviewed all updated crashes and found 445 major collisions so far this year compared with 406 during the same period last year, an increase of 9.6 percent.
To date, there have been 9 fatal crashes, resulting in 10 fatalities, (one of which had multiple deaths); compared with 19 fatal crashes, resulting in 21 fatalities (one of which had multiple deaths) for the same time last year. This represents a decrease of 52.6 percent for fatal crashes, and 52.4 percent for fatalities.
HPD promised that DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue island wide.
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