Water advisory issued
The state Department of Health has issued a brown water advisory for Honokahua Bay in West Maui because of muddy runoff flowing into the bay, according to an announcement.
People should stay out of the water because it may be contaminated by overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, chemicals and other flood debris, officials said.
The advisory will remain in effect while water in the bay is turbid and brown.
For more information, call the Health Department's Clean Water Branch at (808) 586-4309.
Siren test set for today
Civil Defense sirens will sound at 11:45 a.m. today for the monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, according to an announcement.
The minutelong siren is used, in times of emergency, to alert people to acts of terrorism, war, tsunamis or other threats to lives and property. When a siren is sounded, people should tune in to a radio or television station for emergency information or instructions broadcast by Civil Defense agencies.
The test will be coordinated with a live broadcast of the emergency alert system in cooperation with Hawaii broadcasters.
Disaster preparedness information can be found in the front section of telephone directories.
To report problems with sirens in Maui County, call 270-7285.
'Degree in Three' meeting set today
An informational meeting to learn more about the University of Hawaii Maui College's "Degree in Three" program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today in the college's Ka'a'ike Building 105, according to an announcement.
Also, applications are being accepted for the next group of students to take part in the program to earn their associate of liberal arts degree in three years, on a part-time basis.
The "Degree in Three" program is designed for students who work or have family obligations that prevent them from attending school full time. Students accepted into the program go through it with the same group, building a peer support network that encourages degree completion.
Students have day or evening options for classes.
For more information, contact academic counselor Linda Fujitani at 984-3226 or via email at email@example.com.