Hurricane Fernanda

Hurricane Fernanda is currently a major hurricane in the Pacific. Fernanda is expected to weaken, but residents and visitors should be prepared for high winds, surf, and rain associated with hurricanes. If Hurricane Fernanda hits Maui County, we would see the effects early next week. Get prepared NOW! Check your emergency kit. Do you have…

Catchment Tank Guidelines

New guidelines are out regarding catchment rainwater tanks in Hawaii. You can find the full publication here. The authors of this publication have addressed the importance of reducing the risk of Rat Lungworm Disease through proper management of the catchment tank. “Hopefully studies will be done soon that will give us more definitive answers on…

Zika Virus

Zika Virus is a virus spread primarily through mosquitoes. This virus can be very dangerous for pregnant women and their unborn child.

Rat Lungworm Disease

Angiostrongyliasis, also known as rat lungworm infection, is a condition that can affect the human brain and nervous system. Learn about how you can protect you and your family from Rat Lungworm Disease.

Water Outages

Types of Outages Scheduled: outages required for maintenance, repair, or alteration to the system Emergency: water main breaks or system damage   What can cause a water outage? Natural disasters/events Corrosion Man-made breaks/damages If you Experience Interruptions: Check Maui News Listen to local radio stations Visit the County website, “Latest News”, athttp://co.maui.hi.us/ Call the Department of…

Introduction to Water Supply

Each week during the month of July we will post something related to water outages. This week is an introduction to water supply. The Water Cycle Different Types of Water Atmospheric Water

Mosquito Awareness Week

This week is the 21st annual Mosquito Awareness Week. For more mosquito information go to: American Mosquito Control Association MauiReady  

Hepatitis A, B, and C… Know the Difference

  Signs and Symptoms Fatigue/tiredness Loss of appetite Nausea Jaundice; yellowing of skin/eyes Abdominal Pain Vomiting (A & B only) Dark Urine (A & B only) Fever (A Only; usually not B) Clay-colored stools (A only) Joint pain (A only) Prevention: Vaccination (A & B only) Hepatitis A Good hygiene Hand washing Be careful with…

MUMPS

Symptoms of Mumps: Fever Loss of appetite Swollen/tender salivary glands (under ears and jaw) Headache Muscle aches Tiredness NOT EVERYONE HAS SYMPTOMS! Symptoms start 16-18 days after infection and onset can last 12-25 days. Most people recover completely within a few weeks.   How does it spread? Water droplets from infected person Cough, sneeze, or…

Dive into Summer, but Beware…

Leptospirosis may be Lurking   What is Leptospirosis? It is a bacterial disease passed from animal to human that thrives in warm, tropical areas and can live for long periods in fresh water and mud. It is not spread through person to person contact   How do you get it? Swimming, wading, hiking, and fishing…