Blood drives set in Wailuku, Pukalani
The Blood Bank of Hawaii will hold blood drives at King Kekaulike High School in Pukalani and at the Cameron Center in Wailuku from April 22 to 25.
The Kekaulike High School drive is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 22 in the school gym.
The remaining drives will be held in the Cameron Center Auditorium. On April 23 and 25, the drives will be held from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the April 24 drive is set for 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
To be blood donor, a volunteer must be in good health, 18 years or older (17 with a signed parent/legal guardian consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds and have a valid photo ID with date of birth.
For more information, go to the Blood Bank of Hawaii website at www.BBH.org. Call (800) 372-9966 to schedule an appointment.
High-surf advisory for Maui, Molokai
A high-surf advisory for north-facing shores of Maui and Molokai has been posted by the National Weather Service until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
A building northwest swell will peak this morning and gradually decline into the week. Surf is expected to be 12 to 16 feet high.
The surf could produce strong breaking waves, beach erosion and rip currents, making swimming dangerous.
Disaster response exercise Saturday
A disaster response exercise will be conducted at Maui High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Community Emergency Response Team volunteers will compete in timed events designed to reinforce disaster response skills, such as damaged building size-up, search and rescue with victim triage, cribbing and splinting.
The exercise also is intended to generate public interest, volunteer involvement and increased enthusiasm for community preparedness, the county news release said.
The public is invited to join the event, sponsored by the Maui Civil Defense Agency and the Maui Fire Department.
At the end of the event, there will be door prize drawings open to all. Registration for the drawing runs from 8 a.m. to midday.