All non-essential county offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday Sep. 12, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Olivia, Mayor Alan Arakawa announced at noon today. Emergency evacuation centers will open tonight at 6pm. Individuals with special needs will be able to check in at 4pm. The list of county Red Cross shelters are: - Maui High School (pet friendly) - Kihei … [Read more...] about Maui County to open evacuation shelters at 6pm, and other Tropical Storm Olivia updates
So that was some fire we had on the Pali this weekend (at press time, it’s still only about 70 percent contained, according to today's Maui News). The cause remains under investigation, though fire officials have mentioned a downed power line was apparently involved. The threat of a wildfire on the Pali in the summer–when it’s covered with plenty of brown brush–is always a … [Read more...] about Will this weekend’s Pali fire lead to a new road to West Maui?
This Friday, The Salvation Army, University of Hawaii Maui College ADN nursing students and Ho'omoana Foundation presents the 15th annual Patrick Foyle Health Fair for the Homeless. All are welcomed for health screenings, assistance and health education. Individuals will be offered support through multiple agencies including Hui No Ke Ola Pono, MEO, Maui Youth and Family … [Read more...] about Friday, Nov. 21: Patrick Foyle Health Fair for the Homeless
TOILET TRAINING Enric Girona recently donated his prototype pet commode to the town of El Vendrell, Spain, hoping to spark worldwide interest. Conscientious owners would train their dogs on the station–a hole in the ground with a flush handle–which is connected to the sewer system, as is the drain grid next to it (for tinkling). The platform, which appears to occupy about 20 … [Read more...] about Toilet Training, Scary Nana Mizuki Fans and Banning Pet Tattoos
More than 10,000 people in the Philippines are feared dead from the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. Millions more are homeless. Here's a list of a few non-governmental organizations–with brief notes on the organization taken directly from their websites–that are attempting to give aid: Oxfam "Oxfam is an international … [Read more...] about Here’s How You Can Help The Philippines In The Wake Of Typhoon Haiyan