City and County of Honolulu Emergency Operations Center deactivated as of 12 p.m. today
Mayor Kirk Caldwell met with staff in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) this morning to debrief on the response to Hurricane Douglas. The Emergency Operations Center has been deactivated as of 12 p.m. today.
"During my time as mayor, we have been very lucky to have been missed by every hurricane that passed our way,” said Mayor Caldwell. “That lucky streak continues with Hurricane Douglas, which passed 35 miles north of O'ahu, closer to us than any hurricane in modern history, even closer than Hurricane Dot in 1959, which, adjusted for inflation, caused $50 million in damage. I'd like to thank the people of O'ahu for their continued vigilance against hurricane threats such as this, in spite of so many near misses. If there comes a time when our luck runs out, your preparations will keep our community safe when the moment comes."
If anyone has questions about closures or city services, they are asked to visit oneoahu.org or call 768-CITY (2489). The call center closed at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 27. Starting on Tuesday, July 28, the call center will resume normal hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.
The City’s Department of Transportation Services announced it resumed TheBus and TheHandi-Van service by 6 a.m. Monday, July 27. Services were paused at 12 p.m. on Sunday, July 26 as O‘ahu braced for the potential impacts of Hurricane Douglas.
The Handi-Van is accepting reservations again today, Monday, July 27.
On Monday the City Department of Facility Maintenance has suspended contraflow coning operations. This will affect the a.m. Kalanianaole Hwy contraflow, along with Kapi‘olani/Ward Ave and p.m. Kapi‘olani contraflow coning operations. Contraflow operations will continue as normal tomorrow.
Trash pickup (manual and 3-cart collection system) and all bulky pickup is canceled for Monday, July 27.
Gray carts missed Monday will be collected starting Tuesday, July 28, so place it curbside tonight. Manual collections missed, hold until the next scheduled collection date. Blue and Green carts missed Monday will NOT be collected, so the public should hold those items until the next scheduled collection day.
Bulky item appointments for Monday will be made up the following days, so replace your Monday items this evening and our crews will be by in the next several days to collect. All refuse convenience centers, transfer stations and Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be closed Monday, July 27, and reopen Tuesday, July 28. For more information go to opala.org.
DEPARTMENT OF PARK AND RECREATION
Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities and programs open prior to Hurricane Douglas preparations will reopen on Tuesday, including: Honolulu Botanical Gardens, beach parks, Summer Fun Programs, People’s Open Market, City pools (for lap swimming only), and permitted park events.
However, camping at City campgrounds will resume operations on Friday, July 27. There will be no permitted camping Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Campsites are closed on Wednesday and Thursday due to maintenance.
The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and indoor park facilities not previously reopened, such as gymnasiums and recreation buildings, remain closed to the general public at this time.
ZOO AND GOLF COURSES:
The Zoo and all golf courses are closed Monday