High-surf, wind advisories issued
The National Weather Service has issued high-surf and wind advisories for Maui.
A high-surf advisory for the north-facing shores of Maui and Molokai begins at 4 p.m. today and continues through 4 p.m. Monday.
Surf along north-facing shores of Maui and Molokai is expected to reach 10 to 15 feet this evening, peaking at 12 to 18 feet tonight and decreasing to 12 to 16 feet Sunday.
Beachgoers are urged to stay out of the water and away from the shore break.
A wind advisory has been issued for the Haleakala summit through 6 p.m. today. There may be sustained winds of 30 mph or gusts of 50 mph.
Southwesterly winds of 25 to 35 mph with localized gusts of more than 45 mph are expected through this evening.
Winds can make driving difficult especially for high-profile vehicles, and people should secure loose objects that may become airborne or move them indoors.
Phishing scheme targets customers
Territorial Savings Bank is warning of a potential phishing scheme that has been targeting the bank's customers.
Several customers on Oahu and on the Neighbor Islands have reported that they have received suspicious phone calls over the past week that originated from a Mainland number, according to a news release from Territorial Savings. The caller on the line tells the customer that their card has been deactivated and the customer is asked to press "1" to reactivate it.
The caller then asks for the customer's card number. The caller does not indicate bank name or type of card, such as debit or credit.
The bank said it will never ask for personal financial information over the phone.
Customers that suspect they have been victims of the scheme should call Territorial Savings Bank and ask for the Electronic Banking Department at (808) 946-1400.
Customers also may contact the Federal Trade Commission's ID Theft Consumer Response Center at (877) ID-THEFT or (877) 438-4338 or go online to www.ftc.gov/idtheft for more information.
Maui gasoline price heads higher
The price of unleaded gas in Wailuku on Thursday was $4.56 a gallon, up a penny from last week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
The Wailuku price was 28 cents more than last month and 2 cents more than a year ago.
The Maui price was 17 cents higher than the state average price of $4.39 a gallon. The Hawaii average was a penny less than last week, up 15 cents from last month and down 4 cents from the same time last year.
Honolulu's average price was unchanged from last week at $4.31 a gallon. That was still up 11 cents from last month but down 2 cents from a year ago.
Hilo's average price also was lower than Maui's at $4.37 per gallon, unchanged from last week. That was 9 cents more than last month and 23 cents less than this time a year ago.
AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch is a weekly snapshot of gas prices. Prices are derived from fleet vehicle credit card transactions and are the combined averages of the last card swipe of the previous day.
Cashiers boost cafeteria business
Maui Memorial Medical Center recently added cashiers to its cafeteria alleviating the need for customers to purchase a ticket in order to get meals.
The hospital said that since switching over to the new cash-based system, the cafeteria as seen a "robust" increase in both visitor and staff use.
The cafeteria is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. It features both hot and cold items and a variety of beverages. There will be upgrades and food item additions in the coming weeks.