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LIST: Closures, changes due to Lester

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Here's a look at the closures and changes announced as Hurricane Lester nears the state. The storm is slated to impact the Big Island and Maui County beginning Saturday.

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  • All public and public charter schools on Maui will be closed at noon Friday.
  • University of Hawaii Maui College and all other UH facilities in Maui County will close also close at noon Friday.
  • St. Joseph's Early Learning Center in Makawao will be closed on Friday. Instruction to resume on Tuesday.

Government offices, workers

  • State offices and courts in Maui County will close at noon Friday, and state workers will go home early. Workers who are exempt include disaster coordinators, emergency response workers and hospital employees.
  • All Maui County public libraries will close at noon on Friday. 


  • The farmers market at Kapiolani Community College is canceled Saturday.
  • The 34th annual Okinawan Festival slated for this weekend in Waikiki has been canceled. The event will be rescheduled.
  • The Aloha Festivals opening ceremony has been re-scheduled for Sept. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Waikiki. 
  • The Oahu Walk to End Alzheimer's has been rescheduled for Oct. 22.
  • Maui swap meet on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.
  • Wailuku First Friday with Makaha Sons.
  • The OIA has rescheduled all Saturday games for Monday.
  • All events and classes scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Moiliili Community Center are canceled. The center will also be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Recreation areas

  • ?Over concerns about high surf, the state has closed the unimproved foot path that leads to the popular Makapuu tide pools at Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline.
  • All state camping and lodging areas on Oahu and Kauai are closed through at least Monday.

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