Updated: August 30, 2019
The Olona Elevator has been repaired as of 1PM this afternoon and all elevators on the campus are operational.
-AIR CONDITIONING: Almost all outstanding A/C issues have been resolved, but we are still looking
into a few areas that are not functioning at 100%. If a work request, phone call, or email has already been communicated to Auxiliary Services, no further action is required. Some of these issues are more complicated than others, but we are hopeful that by the end of the week we have virtually everything back up and running at 100%. Any areas that will require more invasive work that will extend repair times will be communicated in a separate email.
Updated: August 29, 2019
Because of the power outage and cross-phasing of electrical supply that was experienced during the weekend with Hurricane Lane, there are still many things we are addressing as a campus. Here is an update:
-AIR CONDITIONING: Many buildings and areas are without full air conditioning. We are aware of these issues and are addressing them as quickly as possible. If a work request, phone call, or email has already been communicated to Auxiliary Services, no further action is required. Some of these issues are more complicated than others, but we are hopeful in the next two days we have virtually everything back up and running at 100%. Any areas that will require more invasive work that will extend repairs will be communicated in a separate email.
-ELEVATORS: The Olapa elevator is still non-operational. Parts are on order and repairs are tentatively scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon (8/30). Please work with DSSO (734-9552) or the HR office (734-9573) if you are a student or employee impacted and require assistance.
Updated: August 27, 2018
Kapi‘olani Community College will re-open on Monday, August 27, 2018. Below are the outstanding issues caused by the storm that you should be aware of.
Although the campus was relatively untouched by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Lane, as reported throughout the weekend, we did experience a power outage that created a chain reaction of other problems. Campus operations personnel dealt with the large majority of these issues Friday, Saturday, and today; nonetheless, a few outstanding issues remain and will be addressed this week.
POWER: Electricity has been restored to the majority of the campus. Facilities and exterior lighting along Diamond Head Rd are still without power. The Chapel and Comfort Station are affected by this outage. We do not have a timetable for restoring electricity to these buildings, but we do expect that both buildings should have full power by Tuesday, 8/28.
NETWORK: Network and phones systems have been fully restored. Please contact CELTT (734-9711) to report any outstanding issue.
POWERED DOORS/GATES: The majority of automatic doors and electrically operated gates are working. One roll-up gate in Iliahi building remains inoperable. Parts have been ordered and it will be repaired as soon as they are received. The broken gate will not impact operations and services since
it is normally left down (or closed) during regular business hours.
ELEVATORS: All elevators except the Olapa building elevator are functioning. The power outage caused the Olapa elevator motor to fail. A new motor has been ordered and the elevator will be repaired as soon as it is received. Please work with DSSO (734-9552) or the HR office (734-9573) if you are a student or employee impacted and require assistance.
FOOD SERVICE: Due to the length of the power outage, refrigerated perishable items must be replaced before food service can be fully restored. The cafeteria will have LIMITED food service and Subway should be at full service, but we ask you to please plan for this accordingly.
Please remain vigilant and prepare yourself for the next weather event. We have been relatively lucky so far this season, but this is a long season. You don’t want to be caught unprepared. For information on getting yourself and your home ready for storms and other disasters go to:
We appreciate your patience and kōkua as we continue to bring the campus back up to full operations.
Updated: August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
The campus remains closed through Sunday. We kindly ask students and employees to not come to campus until electricity issues caused by Tropical Storm Lane can be resolved and fully restored. Continue to monitor your UH email for further messages regarding campus opening/closure status.
As you may be aware, due to Hurricane Lane all O‘ahu and Kaua‘i UH campuses will be closed from Thursday, August 23, 2018, to Sunday, August 26, 2018. Accordingly, all credit and non-credit courses, student support activities (such as labs and tutoring services), extracurricular activities (such as club or student government events), and external events (such as the Farmers Market) scheduled during this period are cancelled.
At 1100 this morning Hurricane Lane was approximately 250 miles southwest of Kona. It is forecasted that Lane will continue to track towards the Hawaiian Islands on Thursday, then it is expected to make a turn toward the west late Friday south of Kauai, then continue westward over the northwest waters through the weekend. Although it was downgraded from a category 5 to category 4 hurricane, it continues to be a major threat to the State of Hawaii. Accordingly, we urge you to take the necessary precautions to protect your home and family.
Operational personnel in Auxiliary Services, Security, and CELTT have prepared the majority of our campus for the wind and rain; however, we are relying on you to assist us by by doing the following before leaving today:
- Unplug (from the wall) ALL electronic items, including but not limited to your computer, external hard drive, coffee pot, etc.
- For those offices with refrigerators, please ensure that all perishables are taken home or disposed of.
- Close all windows tightly, particularly if your office or classroom has jalousies. Water is the most damaging condition and the hardest to overcome.
- Offices that serve the general public should print and post signage stating, “Kapi’olani Community College services, classes, and activities have been cancelled from Thursday, 8/23 through Sunday, 8/26 due to Hurricane Lane. Please monitor text messages, email, and media for further information.”
We further ask that you pay close attention to UH email, text messages, and the media for further information on the campus’ status. Please sign up for UH Alert messaging.
Final note, please remember that KCC is NOT an evacuation shelter. For information on evacuation shelters on O‘ahu specific for Hurricane Lane, please visit: http://www.honolulu.gov/demhazards/hurricaneinfo.html
Be Safe and Take Care of Each Other,