EMERGENCY SHELTER OPENS ON LEEWARD COAST, OAHU
(Thurs., Jan. 13, 2011) — Leeward Coast residents, in need of shelter due to continued flooding, can go to the Waianae District Park Gymnasium, located at 85-601 Farrington Highway.
Residents should be aware that this is a refuge shelter with limited supplies on hand. Residents wishing to stay at this shelter should bring additional supplies with them such as:
· Sleeping bags or additional warm blankets
· Change of clothing
· Necessary medications
· Additional care items for babies, young children and the elderly.
This shelter will be managed and operated by the American Red Cross.
Additional shelters may be opened if needed. If you have a flood-related emergency or require emergency sheltering, call 9-1-1 immediately.
In addition, Paakea Road is blocked at Hakimo Road and at Mailiili Road due to ponding. Avoid these areas if possible.
TWO RED CROSS SHELTERS REMAIN OPEN ON MAUI, OAHU, DUE TO FLOODING
HONOLULU, January 13, 2011 – The American Red Cross continues to operate two emergency shelters in response to the flooding that has impacted Oahu and Maui.
Kihei District Park on Maui remains open and volunteers were providing shelter for five people as of noon. The shelter that was open at Lahaina Civic Center closed as of 12:30. No residents sought shelter at that facility. The shelter remains on standby if needed.
On Oahu, the shelter that was open at Nanakuli District Park has closed and a shelter has been opened at Waianae District Park. As of noon, eight people were seeking shelter there.
OPEN SHELTERS AS OF 1PM
Kihei District Park, 303 E. Lipoa Street Kihei, Maui
Waianae District Park, 85-601 Farrington Hwy, Waianae 96792, Oahu
SHELTERS THAT HAVE CLOSED AS OF 1PM
Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy. Lahiana, Maui 96761
Nanakuli Beach Park, 89-269 Farrington Highway, Oahu
The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world.
SEVERAL CITY PARKS, GYMS, GOLF COURSES CLOSED BY FOUL WEATHER
(Thurs., Jan. 13, 2011)—Foul weather last night and today forced the closure of Central Oahu Regional Park, Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park, Hans L’orange Neighborhood Park, and the gymnasiums at Pearl City, Wahiawa and Mililani district parks. The Kalaeloa camp ground will also be closed through the weekend.
The Ala Wai, West Loch, Ewa Villages and Ted Makalena golf courses remain closed. The Pali and Kahuku courses are open.
All City botanical gardens are open.
Submitted by the American Red Cross and the City administration