High surf until Sunday for Maui, Molokai
A high-surf advisory for east-facing shores of Molokai and Maui was extended to 6 p.m. Sunday by the National Weather Service in Honolulu on Friday.
A high-surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
A trade wind swell, generated by a high-pressure system far north of the Hawaiian Islands, will continue to produce advisory level surf along east-facing shores through Sunday.
Surf along east-facing shores will be 7 to 10 feet, with locally higher sets.
Beachgoers are urged to stay out of the water and away from the shore break.
Animal rescue adopt-a-thon slated today
The Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation's Holiday Adopt-a-thon will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Maui Mall.
There will be more than 30 adoptable animals, face painting, photos with Santa and gifts for animal lovers. Year-end donations will be accepted at the event or may be made online via the group's website at www.hawaiianimalrescue.org.
For more information about Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, go to the website www.hawaiianimalrescue.org or call 876-0022.
Living Way Church set to host fundraiser
A laulau plate fundraiser by the Living Way Church Maui will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
The $10 plate includes rice and lomi salmon.
Pickup is at 399 N. Market St. in Wailuku.
The money will be used for the group's missions trips, a news release said.
Handbook available in several languages
Maui Electric Co. is offering its "Emergency Preparedness Handbook" in multiple languages, including English, Ilocano, Korean, Cantonese and Vietnamese.
The handbook helps residents with tips to prepare for storms, hurricanes and other emergencies. There also is information on electrical safety, statewide public emergency shelters and emergency contact numbers.
MECO offers a speakers' bureau program on energy-related topics and hazard preparedness.
To schedule a speaker or to obtain a handbook, call 871-2339. The handbook also may be downloaded from emergencypreparedness.heco.com.