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Overnight Outages, Vog & Surf, Cruise Ship Death Toll Rises

OVERNIGHT OUTAGES

Some Windward Oahu residents in Kaneohe, Kahaluu, and Heeia are waking up without power this morning. HECO crews are out trying to restore service to homes that went dark overnight. A HECO spokesman says the outages are "minor."

VOG LINGERS

Southerly Kona winds will persist through Thursday before trades return Friday so expect vog through the end of the week. Skies will be hazy and cloudy with elevated humidity levels.

HIGH SURF ADVISORY

Big waves rolling in have triggered a high surf advisory through 6 tonight. We're looking at 12 to 16 footers.  For the latest conditions, check out our Surf Report.

ROUND OF RAIN AHEAD, POSSIBLE FLOODING

Scattered showers are forecast, especially for the south sides of Kauai and Oahu. Dan says heavy rainfall is possible which could lead to flooding.

WEATHER WATCH: THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

To track the weather, download our new weather app for your android or iPhone. Just search for 'Hawaii News Now' at the app store.

TRAFFIC ALERT

Construction starts on road safety projects in Kalaeloa along Coral Sea Road. Taizo will have traffic updates every 10 minutes on Sunrise.

FUTURE OF ARMY IN HAWAII

Hawaii troops returned home from Iraq, but are headed to Afghanistan. Today, the Chief of Staff of the US Army will visit with senior Army leaders in Hawaii. General Raymond Odierno.. will also be talking to the media.. about the future of the Army in Hawaii and the Pacific.

DRAMATIC VIDEO OF CRUISE SHIP DISASTER AFTERMATH AS DEATH TOLL RISES

Hopes are fading for rescue crews to find any more survivors from the cruise ship that ran aground off Italy's Tuscan coast this past Saturday. Italian naval divers have blown holes in the ship's hull in search of the 29 people still missing and we're getting our first look at infrared video that shows the dramatic disaster aftermath. Meanwhile, prosecutors are preparing to question the ship's captain, who's accused of causing the wreck that killed at least 11 people.

OCCUPY CONGRESS

The House of Representatives could get quite a welcome back to work today. Occupy protesters are planning what they say will be the largest gathering yet at our nation's capitol.

CITY'S FIRST 'HACKATHON' TO BUILD NEW COMPUTER TOOLS, APPS

Calling all cyber geeks. The city of Honolulu wants your help to create helpful computer tools and apps. We'll have details on a 'hackathon' planned for this Saturday on Sunrise at 7:10.

Hope you can join us!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

 

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