HONOLULU (KHON2) — As a precaution, multiple closures were announced in light of the arrival of Hurricane Douglas.
Here’s a list of what’s expected to be closed and canceled on Monday:
Closures affecting the whole state
Multiple Hawaii State Parks and park activities are being closed until after Douglas has cleared the state.
All state forest lands will be closed on Sunday until the threat has passed. DOFAW is advising people, for their own safety to avoid travel and other activities in State Forest Reserves, Game Management Areas, Natural Area Reserves, Wilderness Preserves, and on Na Ala Hele trails.
All Hawaii State Public Library System libraries and support offices on Oahu and Kauai will be closed on Monday, July 27, 2020. Libraries and support offices will be re-opened when it is safe to do so.
Hawaii State Judiciary announced that all courts and administrative offices on Oahu and Kauai will be closed on Monday, July 27. As a result of the closures, the Chief Justice has issued an order extending the filing deadline for documents due on July 27 in the appellate, First Circuit (Oahu) and Fifth Circuit (Kauai County) courts. All documents due to have been filed shall be deemed to have been timely filed if they are filed by July 28 2020.
The courthouse for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii will be closed on July 27, 2020. All hearings scheduled for July 27, 2020 will be rescheduled by the presiding judge.
All House offices will be closed on Monday, July 27. For safety reasons, House members and staff should not report to work on Monday, officials said.
- Kalakaua Open Street event in Waikiki on Sunday, July 26 is canceled.
- No camping will be allowed starting Saturday, July 25, and all State Parks will be closed beginning Sunday, July 26 onward, until an all-clear has been given and storm damage assessments have been conducted. Note, there are large numbers of illegal campsites in the Mokuleia portion of Kaena Point State Park that must be vacated.
- The Zoo and all golf courses will be closed on Sunday and Monday.
- The Summer Fun Program is canceled for Monday, July 27. Further cancellation may be necessary depending on the updated forecast for Hurricane Douglas.
- All city beach parks are closed on Sunday, July 26. Further closure may be necessary depending on the updated forecast for Hurricane Douglas.
- The following will be closed on Sunday, July 26, and Monday, July 27: all permitted park events and activities (picnics, sports events, competitions, etc.), the five Honolulu Botanical Gardens, City pools, People’s Open Markets, and the Koko Head Shooting Complex.
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center closed on Sunday, July 26, and Monday, July 27. USS Arizona Memorial programs are suspended on Saturday, July 25 although the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, museums, bookstore, and historical partner sites will remain open on that day.
- All Oahu campuses of The Cole Academy daycare and preschool are closed Monday, July 27, to allow families and staff time to assess overnight damage and tend to family and property safety and recovery.
- Oahu UH campuses closed Monday due to hurricane.
- Moiliili Community Center will be closed on Monday, July 27.
- The entire legislative branch will be closed Monday, July 27, to ensure the public safety and welfare of our city employees.
- The Honolulu Planning Commission public hearing scheduled for Monday, July 27, has been canceled due to Hurricane Douglas and the closure of city offices. No new date for the hearing has been set.
- Hickam Federal Credit Union Closed on Monday, July 27.
- Children’s Discovery Center closed on Monday.
- Restrictions for all commercial Harbors in the state of Hawaii have been lifted, according to the DOT.
Medical facilities affected by Douglas on Oahu
Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Douglas, Hawaii Pacific Health’s virtual, walk-in and urgent care clinic locations on Oahu will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. The last walk-in patients will be taken at 4:30 p.m.
This includes the following clinics:
- Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children’s Pediatric After-Hours Walk-In Clinic
- Straub Medical Center – Kapolei Clinic & Urgent Care
- Straub Medical Center – Ward Village Clinic & Urgent Care
- Straub Medical Center – Doctors on Call at Sheraton Waikiki
- Straub Medical Center Virtual Urgent Care
- Hawaii Pacific Health COVID-19 Virtual Clinic
In addition, all of Hawaii Pacific Health’s drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection sites were closed for Sunday.
For Monday, July 27, the clinics of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center will not provide face-to-face visits but will proceed with scheduled telehealth appointments. All clinics and services are expected to re-open on Tuesday, July 28.
Patients can contact their primary care providers through Physician’s Exchange at (808) 524-2575 for non-emergent health issues.
The Health Center’s 24-hour Emergency Room will remain open for emergency patients only.
At this time, all Hawaii Pacific Health medical centers–Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center on Oahu, and Wilcox Medical Center on Kauai–are operating normally.
Kalihi-Palama Health Center will be closed on Monday, July 27, due to severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Douglas and expects to reopen on Tuesday, July 28. Everyone with scheduled Monday appointments will be contacted by clinic staff about rescheduling. Please call 808-848-1438 when the Health Center reopens if there are any questions. In case of a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
After-Hours Care clinic at Moanalua Medical Center closed 12 p.m. Sunday, July 26. Moanalua Medical Center remains open.
For the Queen’s Medical Center, some adjustments were made.
For the Punchbowl location: Visiting hours ended at 3:00 pm today. Normal visiting hours, which are from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, will resume on Monday, July 27. All other operations are continuing as usual.
For the West Oahu location:
- Visiting hours ended at 3:00 pm today. Resumption of visiting hours will be dependent on weather conditions.
- The Emergency Department will continue to allow one visitor per patient.
- The After Hours Center, which is normally open until 8:00 pm on Sundays, is closed today. Resumption of services will be dependent on weather conditions.
- All non-emergency surgeries and procedures scheduled for Monday, July 27, have been canceled.
Transportation affected on Oahu
TheBus/TheHandi-Van services on Oahu suspended services at 12 p.m. Sunday, July 26. Bus services will resume on Monday, at 6 a.m. The Handi-Van will also continue to accept reservations again on Monday, July 27.
On Monday, the City Department of Facility Maintenance will suspend contraflow coning operations. This will affect the a.m. Kalanianaole Hwy contraflow, along with Kapiolani/Ward Ave and p.m. Kapiolani contraflow coning operations.
Other Services disrupted on Oahu
Trash pickup (manual and 3-cart collection system) and all bulky pickup are canceled for Monday, July 27.
All refuse convenience centers, transfer stations and Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be closed on Sunday, July 26, and Monday, July 27.
Road closures on Oahu
A road closure was prompted in both directions in the area of 51-272 Kamehameha Hwy, due to storm debris on the roadway.
But after 7 p.m. the debris was cleared and the road was reopened.
- East-facing beach parks on Hawaii Island, starting at 7 p.m. July 24. This will include Whittington Beach Park in Kau to Keokea Beach Park in Kapaau. For more information, call Hawaii County Parks and Recreation at 961-8311.
- County camping permits are canceled for Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26.
- West (Kona) side parks remain open. Note, they are subject to immediate closure depending upon the path of the storm.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will close beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 25
- All state parks on Maui will be closed on Saturday, July 25, until an all-clear has been given and storm damage assessments have been conducted.
- Beginning Saturday, all County of Maui facilities, including County parks, pools and the Waiehu Golf Course will be closed until further notice. Reservations for pool use have been canceled.
- Haleakala National Park will temporarily close starting at 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 25, 2020 until further notice.
- All County parks and pools will remain closed, as well as the Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.
Services suspended in Maui County
There will be no residential curbside trash pickup.
County Recycling Drop Box Centers will close at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Kihei, Haiku, Makawao, and UH-MC, or at landfill closure times in Hana, Central Maui Landfill and Molokai.
The Aloha Recycling Redemption Centers located at County Recycling Centers in Kihei, Haiku, Makawao and UH-Maui College in Kahului have reached capacity and are now closed. All four sites are expected to reopen on Monday, July 27, or after Tropical Storm Douglas has passed. For more information, contact Aloha Recycling at 871-8544.
County Landfills will be also be closed and all refuse pickup is suspended for July 27. All sites will remain closed on Sunday. All sites will reopen after Tropical Storm Douglas has passed and damage assessments are made. Items that can be dropped off today before closing are #1 and #2 plastic bottles, glass jars and bottles, bi-metal and aluminum cans, cardboard, and newspaper.
Kalaupapa Post Office on Molokai will be closed on Monday July 27.
Transportation affected on Maui
Maui bus routes were suspended on Sunday, July 26. This includes the Maui Bus Fixed Route, Paratransit, Commuter and Human Services Transportation services. DOT announced that it will resume on Monday, July 27.
Expeditions Lanai will not operate its ferry between Lahaina and Lanai on Monday, but the service is expected to resume on Tuesday, weather permitting.
Road Closures in Maui County
MOLOKAI: Motorists are advised to avoid Route 450 at Kamalo Dip (mile marker 10.5) due to debris and flooding.
- Campers in Kalalau were informed by parks staff Thursday and this morning of the approaching storm and instructed to hike out. An Interpretive Technician Ranger will be at the Kalalau trailhead in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, Saturday morning to warn people of the approaching storm and to prevent illegal campers from going to Kalalau.
- · Polihale will be cleared of legal and illegal campers on Sunday with DLNR Division of State Parks and DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement staff and officers conducting the process.
- State Parks on Kauai will be closed on Sunday, July 26, subject to change based upon the storm and/or storm damage assessments.
- Kauai UH campuses closed Monday due to hurricane
Weekend road work for Hawaii Island and Maui, and Sunday road work on Oahu is canceled.
Visit KHON’s storm preparation page here.