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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Services Back to Normal As Flossie Dissipates

July 30, 2013

Tim's koa tree photo


Park officials reopened the following areas within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tuesday morning, as Flossie weakened into a tropical depression:

-          All of Chain of Craters Road

-          Most backcountry areas, including Mauna Loa and cabins

-          Mauna Loa Road (known locally as “Mauna Loa Strip Road”)

-          All coastal areas, including, ‘Āpua Point, Keauhou, Halapē, and Ka‘aha

-          Kulanaokuaiki campsite

-          Nāpau campsite

-          Nāmakanipaio Campgrounds and A-frame cabins

-          Jaggar Museum

Kīlauea Visitor Center returned to normal operating hours of 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. daily.

Mauna Loa Road

Tuesday was greeted with fine weather throughout the park. NPS Photo/J.Ferracane

The National Weather Service downgraded Flossie from a tropical storm to a post-tropical depression early Tuesday, although a flash flood watch remains in effect forall Hawaiian islands. 
Storm impacts were minimal in the park. A large koa tree fell across Mauna Loa Road, but was removed, and the road – popular with hikers and birdwatchers – reopened late Tuesday morning.
koa on Mauna Loa Rd

Park fire crew members Andrew Lee (left) and Al Aviles (right) dismantle a large fallen koa tree from Mauna Loa Road Tuesday a.m. NPS Photo/J.Ferracane

For updates on storm, go to

For Civil Defense updates for the County of Hawai
i, go to
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    July 30, 2013 4:01 pm


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