Health communities meeting topic today
KIHEI - Guest speakers will discuss "Pioneering Healthy Communities" at a Kihei Community Association meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Kihei Charter Middle School at 41 E. Lipoa St.
Speakers will be Mike Morris and Sandy McGuinness of the Nutritional and Physical Activity Coalition. Morris is also CEO of the Maui Family YMCA.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for pupu and talk story. Nonperishable food donations for the Maui Food Bank are encouraged.
For more information, visit www.gokihei.org or call 875-5390.
Upcountry disaster prep to be discussed
KULA - A community meeting to discuss disaster preparations for Upcountry residents will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Kula Community Center.
Sponsored by the Kula Community Association, the meeting will focus on realistic scenarios including wildfires, damaging winds, refugees from a tsunami and long power outages.
Agencies represented at the meeting include Maui Civil Defense, Red Cross, police, fire, Maui Electric Co. and those from the medical community.
For more information, call 283-4376.
Rescue crews airlift woman, 61, who fell
HAIKU - A 61-year-old woman was rescued by Maui Fire Department's Air One helicopter Monday morning after falling while walking in a stream bed near Honopou Road in Haiku, fire officials said.
The woman, who possibly broke her left ankle, had to be airlifted out of the area, because she was on a steep and narrow trail in muddy conditions.
The visitor was flown to a landing zone just off Puni-awa Road, where she was taken by an ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
She did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The Paia fire crew along with the Kahului rescue crew responded to the 11:34 a.m incident.
High-surf advisory will remain in effect
A high-surf advisory for east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai has been extended until 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Surf along east-facing shores is expected to build to 8 to 10 feet today then drop back to 6 to 8 feet by midweek. Surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of the waves.
Strong trade winds, both near and upwind of the islands, are still bringing rough surf to east-facing shores, according to the National Weather Service.