Government and business temporary closures due to Hurricane Madeline

Government Offices

State and County government services will be closed on Hawaii Island along with Hele-On Bus service, solid waste transfer stations and landfills. Essential goverment services, such as emergency services, will be open.

Hawaii Island courthouses and judiciary offices to close due to projected severe weather conditions

UPDATED (9:48 p.m. on 8/31/2016)

All state courthouses and judiciary offices, including on Hawaii island, will be open for business as usual tomorrow, Thursday, September 1, 2016.


State Courthouses and Judiciary Offices on Hawaii Island will be closed on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, due to severe weather conditions being projected by the National Weather Service.

The Chief Justice issued an order extending deadlines for any Hawaii Island court matters with a filing or hearing date of Wednesday, August 31, 2016. All documents due during the court closure will be considered timely if filed by the close of business on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Hearings or trials cancelled due to the closure of the courts shall be rescheduled to the next available date with due regard for any statutory mandates. We will provide updates if there are any changes or additional closures.

Bank of Hawaii to temporarily close branches on Hawaii Island due to Hurricane Madeline

Bank of Hawaii has announced that it will be taking precautionary safety steps in light of Hurricane Madeline.

All branch operations on Hawaii Island will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 31. Bank of Hawaii has 11 branches (four in West Hawaii; seven in East Hawaii). A decision on when to reopen branches on Hawaii Island will be made mid-day Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Bank of Hawaii Call Center operations, based in Kapolei, Oahu, will remain open to assist customers. They can be reached at 643-3888. Online and mobile banking and ATM services will continue to operate unless power interruptions are experienced.

Bank of Hawaii will also place public updates on its Facebook page (, and website:

Donkey Mill Art Center Closed Wednesday-Thursday

The Donkey Mill Art Center in Kona will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday August 31 and Thursday September 1 in anticipation of potential severe weather and the approach of Hurricane Madeline.

First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii island locations to close Wednesday, August 31, 2016 due to Hurricane Madeline

(Honolulu, Hawaii, August 30 2016) – All First Hawaiian Bank branch locations on the Big Island will be closed on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, due to the threat of Hurricane Madeline. Customers with Internet may access their accounts via FHB Online or FHB Mobile app.

Big Island First Hawaiian Bank Branches

  • Hilo – Hilo Shopping Center, 1205 Kilauea Avenue
  • Honokaa – Mamane Street at Kika Street
  • Kamuela – Kamuela Shopping Center, 67-1189 Mamalohoa Highway
  • Kealakekua – 81-6626 Mamalahoa Highway
  • Kona – 74-5593 Palani Road
  • Pahoa – Government Main Road
  • Waiakea – Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, 111 East Puainako Street
  • Waikoloa – Waikoloa Highlands Drive, 68-1845 Waikoloa Road

Hawaii Electric Light offices closed on August 31, 2016

Due to the anticipated impact from Hurricane Madeline, Hawai‘i Electric Light’s business offices, including the Customer Service and Customer Engineering offices, will be closed on Wednesday August 31, 2016. The company stands ready to implement its emergency response plans. Customers may still reach the company to report power outages and downed power lines by calling its trouble desk at 969-6666.

“The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority,” said HELCO spokesperson Rhea Lee-Moku. “We encourage the community to monitor local television, radio and other media broadcasts for storm updates and follow all safety precautions.” Do not touch fallen or low hanging power lines or anything they may be in contact with. A seemingly harmless wire may still be energized. Stay clear of puddles where downed lines may have landed. If a storm knocks down a power line, stay at least 30 feet away from the line and call the Hawai‘i Electric Light trouble desk.

If there is a major power outage, Hawai‘i Electric Light provides safety information to local media, including power restoration updates. Outage notifications also are proactively issued on the company’s Twitter account @HIElectricLight with the hashtag #BigIslandOutage.

Due to Hurricanes Madeline And Lester, The VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is closed all day.

Hilo Veterans: To ensure your safety and that of our staff, we have closed the Hilo CBOC August 31st.

This closure will be updated at noon today, and may continue. If you have an urgent need, please call our VA Call Center 1-800-465-8387.

Pharmacy staff at Longs Drugs in Hilo is aware of our closure and can help if you need urgent medication refills.

Stay safe, and we will update you on our closure status. All appointments which have been cancelled will be rescheduled for as soon as possible.

HFS FCU Branches Closed Due to Hurricane Madeline

As a precautionary measure, all HFS FCU branch offices will be closed on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. We will reopen for normal business hours as soon as it is reasonably safe to do so. Updated branch hours and locations will be posted on our website as soon as the information is available.

Thank you for your understanding.

Wainaku Wednesday canceled for Wednesday (Aug 31)

Due to weather conditions and Hurricane Warning for the Big Island of Hawaii we are canceling this Wainaku Wednesday 08/31/16. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please stay safe everyone!!

Mahalo for your understanding,
The Wainaku Executive Center Team.

CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union closing during Hurricane Madeline

The Hawaii County Civil Defense has issued a Hurricane (MADELINE) Warning for the Island of Hawaii. CU Hawaii branch locations will be closed from 11:00 am today (8/31/16). We plan to resume our regular business hours on Thursday, 9/1/2016. During this time, online banking, credit/debit card and internet transactions may be affected as well. For further information regarding the status of all CU Hawaii’s branch locations, please visit our website at

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Mahalo for your patience and understanding.

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