Tsunami Warning Cancelled

Civil defense officials reported the tsunami warning for Hawaii was canceled shortly before 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

There were no immediate reports of damage from the multiple surges that rolled into Maui County shorelines around noon.

Maui County officials were restarting water and sewer facilities that had been shut down in low-lying areas ahead of the tsunami. They said residents would be able to resume their use of water and sewer services around 3 p.m., once the facilities were fully operational, but should continue to limit use until then.

Coastal roads, including the Kahului Airport access road, were reopened as of 1:50 p.m., and the Maui Bus was resuming regular service.

County spokeswoman Mahina Martin said flights out of Kahului Airport were reported to be back on schedule, after several flights were delayed earlier in the day.

Makena State Park and Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve remained closed; however, Wainapanapa State Park in Hana was reopened.

County beach parks remained closed until officials could make an assessment of conditions, Martin said.

Waiehu Municipal Golf Course was scheduled to reopen on Sunday.

At lookouts in Wailuku, observers could see the water level dropping in Kahului Harbor, followed by a surge that sent a line of whitewater up the harbor beach. A cloud of silt was visible in the harbor and grew larger with the subsequent surges, and observers saw choppy “boiling” water near the harbor mouth.