We’re In The Hurricane Lane Of Hurricane Lane!

Puns aside we could actually be facing something here. Already we’re hearing about rain on the Big Island and having our own April floods so close to mind and in daily life we can send out love and prayers to those affected and pray for protection. With trust in God all is good, but it’s also good to have plans in place at home. We have a few to share with you here.

Cancellations; many events have been canceled due to the coming storm. Such as: NTBG’s Coco Movie Night to be held on August 25th, and Koloa Libraries movie night showing of The Little Prince tonight have both been cancelled. Please check with yours before heading out.

Church notices: Please check with your church to ensure that any planned works or outings are still on. Many events have been canceled or rearranged to give people time to prepare. Check with your church to see if they have email or text services you can sign up to.

Keeping up with the latest news. Here are some links for keeping a track on Hurricane Lane and local resources:

Storm tracking for Hurricane Lane on NOAA’s website click here.

Hurricane Preparedness Tips from NOAA click here.

NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center click here.

National Weather Service automated weather line 245-6001, or click here.

Red Cross Hurricane app, for a free service that provides alerts for your location and advice for staying safe click here.

‘Local Hurricane Evacuation Shelters. American Red Cross shelters are currently open at the Kilauea Gym, Kilauea Elementary School, and the Church of the Pacific in Princeville. To view a map of all open and closed shelters click here.

People living in Wainiha and Haena are reminded with the possibility of tropical storm force winds and heavy rains potentially impacting the isolated Wainiha-Haena community, officials are advising all Wainiha-Haena residents to evacuate the area by Thursday, Aug. 23. Those who choose to shelter in place should be prepared with at least 14 days of provisions and medications.

All schools will remain closed on Friday, Aug. 24.

The U.S. Postal Service announced that there will be no mail delivery and all post offices will be closed on Friday, Aug. 24.

All bus services and routes will be closed on Friday, Aug. 24.

For Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative click here. 

For Kaua‘i Department of Water click here. 

Stay Tuned. Continue to stay tuned to local media broadcast channels for the most up-to-date information. The following provides a list of important resources on emergency preparedness.

Kauai Emergency Management Agency click here.

Blackboard Connect – The county’s free emergency notification service – Call the KEMA at 241-1800, or click here.

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