LIST: Here's a look at how operations across the state are returning to normal

LIST: Here's a look at how operations across the state are returning to normal

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Here's a look at how government services will resume as Lane continues to weaken and move away from the state:

State services


The state expects to re-open most public schools Monday, but said a final determination will be made Sunday.
Several schools on Maui however, will remain closed on Monday due to flood damage:

  • Lahainaluna High
  • Lahaina Intermediate
  • King Kamehamhea III Elementary
  • Princess Nahienaena Elementary

DOE officials hope to have these schools opened by Tuesday.

Most private schools will also resume classes Monday. Check with your school's administration for the latest.


On the Big Island, Hilo and Kawaihae harbors are now open. Harbors on other islands are set to re-open this weekend after being assessed.

All commercial harbors statewide have been cleared to resume normal operations with caution.


All airports are open and remain operational. Travelers should be prepared for congestion through the weekend because of canceled flights.

In addition, travelers are still encouraged to check with their carrier on flight status before heading to the airport.


Some highways will need to be cleared, and authorities are urging drivers to be aware of the risk of localized rain and flooding.

State parks

On Sunday, the Department of Land and Natural Resources said most forest lands under state jurisdiction reopened at noon. Exclusions include the Big Island's Keanakolu cabins, Ainapo cabin, Waimanu trail and campsites; Maui's Iao Valley; and Kauai's Ha'ena State Park and Napali Coast State Wilderness Park

"Assessments of conditions and any repairs needed will be ongoing over the next several days and that while areas may be opened, people are advised to use caution due to storm impacts and hazards that may be present, including but not limited to downed trees, erosion, flooding, strong currents, and hazardous road and trail conditions," DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said.

DOFAW and State Parks staff conducted initial damage and hazard assessments on Saturday. It may take a few days for all closed signs to be removed.

Haleakala National Park will also reopen Monday.


All state courts will resume normal operations on Monday and anyone scheduled to appear in court on that day should arrive as scheduled.

City services 

Shelters on Oahu

Emergency shelters across Oahu closed at noon Saturday.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell said about 1,000 people remain in the 20 shelters into the weekend.

City buses assisted Saturday in bringing people back to their neighborhoods.

City bus service

Full services have resumed as of Saturday.

On Maui, fixed-route services resumed at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Trash service

The city will resume regular trash service Monday, including bulky item pickup and trash bins.

Transfer stations will also open Monday.

Maui landfills reopened Saturday. Trash pickup for the Valley Isle will resume Monday.

City parks and other venues

All city parks excluding Hanauma Bay reopened Sunday.

The Honolulu Zoo also reopened Sunday.

Meanwhile, lifeguards returned to towers across beaches to monitor ocean conditions Sunday.

Pearl Harbor visitor center to reopen Monday.

City employees

All city employees will resume their normal weekend schedule, if they were scheduled to work.

Otherwise, they'll return to work Monday.



First Hawaiian Bank locations across Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island resumed normal Saturday banking hours this weekend.

Bank of Hawaii's East Hawaii island branches were closed Saturday, but all other branches in Maui County, Oahu and Kauai will resume normal operating hours.

American Savings Banks resumed normal operations Saturday with the exclusion of the Lahaina branch, due to power outages.


Most major malls and stores reopened to customers this weekend, business as normal.


Normal USPS service taking place on Monday. All locations will open one hour earlier on Monday to service customers. However, the Pepeekeo Post Office on Hawaii Island will remain closed due to water damage.

Power supply

Hawaiian Electric and their corresponding companies on Maui and Hawaii Island are continuing their damage assessment. Normal operations will resume Monday including customer service hours. Crews continue to respond to isolated pockets of outages.

This story will be updated.

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