LIVE: Maui Fire Evacuations, Closures + Shelter Updates

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LIVE: Maui Fire Evacuations, Closures + Shelter Updates
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Fires in Maui spurred multiple evacuations after flames ravaged much of Lahaina town and elsewhere in Kula and Upcountry areas.

Maui County officials announced multiple closures and evacuations as firefighters continued to battle fast-moving fires fueled by the dry winds of a hurricane passing south of the islands.

Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke, acting as governor while Gov. Josh Green was traveling, issued a state emergency proclamation early Wednesday and called the event “an unprecedented disaster.” Kahului Airport remained open and outgoing flights remained available as of Wednesday afternoon, but Luke asked visitors to refrain from traveling to areas affected by wildfire.

More than 2,100 people spent the night in emergency shelters. Maui County opened the War Memorial Complex from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday as a donation dropoff center for evacuees. There is a need for non-perishable food, bottled water, hygiene items and blankets.

Fires swept the town of Lahaina. Maui County officials asked visitors with transportation to leave the area immediately on Wednesday afternoon. (Hawaii News Now)

The Maui County Emergency Operating Center was activated and working with the state Emergency Management Agency to receive resources from the state and federal government, the county said in a statement.

If you’re looking for a loved one, check this list that’s been making the rounds on social media. It contains the names of roughly 1,000 people who have been found and have yet to be located.

Anyone experiencing an emergency in West Maui was urged to call the Lahaina Police Department at 808-661-4441, as 911 services were not available in the area. Lahaina did not have landline or cellphone service as of Wednesday morning.

Strong, dry winds from Hurricane Dora were expected to continue to fuel “dangerous fire weather conditions” through Wednesday night, National Weather Service officials said in a late afternoon forecast. Officials anticipated a more normal pattern of trade winds late Wednesday through Friday as the hurricane barrelled away from Hawaii.

Here’s the latest on Maui road closures, evacuations and shelter openings.

Maui Evacuation Orders

Visitors with transportation were asked to leave Maui as quickly as possible, the county said in a statement. A mass bus evacuation was staged at Sheraton Maui Resort in Kaanapali.

Maui County fire officials recommended residents of the following areas participate in proactive evacuations:

  • Kula: Holopuni and Pulehi roads.

Evacuations also occurred in the following areas:

  • West side: Lahainaluna Road, Hale Mahaolu, Kelawea Mauka and Lahaina Bypass;
  • Upcountry: PiÊ»iholo and Olinda roads, Kulalani Drive and Kulalani Circle subdivision; Kula 200 and Hanamu Road areas.

Maui Evacuation Shelters

Emergency shelters do not have items such as bedding and toiletries available for evacuees, according to Maui County. Pet owners must restrain their animals.

Anyone looking to find someone affected by the fires may call the American Red Cross hotline at 1-800-733-2767.

The following shelters were open:

  • Maui High School.
  • Hannibal Tavares Community Center.
  • War Memorial Complex.
  • Oskie Rice Arena is for farm and ranch animals only.

Maui Road Closures

  • All roads in Lahaina town, bordered by Wahikuli Wayside Park to the north and Kai Hele Ku Street to the south.
  • Kealaloa Avenue, Haleakala Highway closed at Lower Kimo Road.
  • Haleakala Highway at Kula Highway.

Maui Service Closures

  • All Maui public schools.
  • All Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui Clubhouses.
  • Maui Bus: Lahaina Islander Route #20, Lahaina Villager Route #23, Kaanapali Islander Route #25, and West Maui Islander Route #28; Maui Bus ADA Paratransit Service; Maui Economic Opportunity Human Service Transportation; and Maui Bus Commuter Services.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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