07/21/14 – DLNR Reopens Parks, Forest Areas After Tropical Storm Wali

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in News Releases, State Parks

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release July 21, 2014 

DLNR REOPENS PARKS, FOREST AREAS AFTER TROPICAL STORM WALI
Rain may still be in the forecast, caution urged

HONOLULU –  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) today reopened the Makawao and Kula forest reserves on Maui, including Polipoli Spring State Park.  Both forest reserves are open and all clear, however a flash flood watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. tonight for parts of Maui.

DLNR reminds the public to continue to use special care as some of the more remote locations in these areas may still have debris and hazards.  All persons using the state forest reserves are reminded to check weather and advisories and use caution.  Rain may still be in the forecast for several islands.

On Maui, ‘Iao Valley State Monument reopened today at noon after storm-related debris was  cleaned up. Debris removal is being conducted at Waianapanapa State Park.

On Oahu, park crews were cleaning up storm debris at Kahana and Keaiwa Heiau State Parks.  The parks are open but the public should watch for possible flooded areas.

On Kauai, the Kalalau trail in Napali Coast State Park also reopened this morning, but remains subject to closure based upon local weather conditions.

 

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