Wednesday’s Need to Know

Tropical storm Hilda may be turning away from the islands but is still expected to bring a lot of rain and big surf. A high surf warning in effect until Thursday morning for east facing shores of Hawaii Island.

Hawaii Island will begin to feel the effects of Hilda. All back country areas in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be closed, starting at 5 p.m. Civil Defense warns residents to prepare for flooding.

With Hilda approaching, Young Brothers will not be loading and accepting livestock and automobiles Thursday between Kahului and Honolulu, due to the possibility of high ocean surges.

A tropical storm watch remains is in effect for Hawaii Island. Swells associated with the storm will produce large surf along east and southeast facing shores.

If you recognize this orange kayak, the Coast Guard wants to hear from you. It was found Tuesday, about nine miles southwest of Barbers Point. The Coast Guard wants to remind you, especially with an active hurricane season, to label all your water craft with your name and number, to avoid unnecessary searches.

On Kauai, some homes and businesses on Kapau Road in Koloa will have their water shut off Wednesday so crews can repair a water main. Part of Waikomo Road will also be closed for the project.

New rules for drivers in Maui County. You can now have stickers and decals on the windows of your vehicle as long as they do not obstruct your view of the road.

Maui police are asking for help finding a jewelry thief. Investigators say someone took these items from a hotel room in Wailea after the owner lost her room key. If you know anything, call Maui Crimestoppers.

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