WAILUKU, Hawaii (KHON2) — The American Red Cross announced it opened two shelters on Maui as the kona low storm systems continues to pound the islands. The Red Cross partnered with Maui Emergency Management Agency to provide a safe space for those who needed it.
One shelter was located at the Kamali’i Elementary School located at 180 Alanui Kealii Drive in Kīhei.
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The other shelter was located at the War Memorial Stadium Complex at 700 Halia Nakoa Street in Wailuku.
Caseworkers with the Red Cross were available for those who need immediate assistance.
Those who needed to utilize these shelters were asked to bring anything with them that they may have needed for the stay: food, bedding, medicine, important documents and PPE.
The shelters were allowing pets as long as they are kenneled in hard case carriers.
The Red Cross asked that families create or follow evacuation plans that allow for two different routes of escape.
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UPDATE: The shelter have closed with no population at 3:30 a.m. with no population.