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leilanidude
Punatic

USA
2978 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  08:52:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The market is closed - no one is there.

Traffic signals at 130 and Shower as well as the lights at 130 and 132 (by the Pahoa High School) are solid red for all sides. I noticed many people had no idea what to do. Some simply blew thru the lights!

Use caution.

Kenney
Punatic

USA
1190 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  08:59:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Classic. Red means go!
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Rob Tucker
Kama'aina

9190 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  09:39:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another point for roundabouts. They don't need electricity to work.
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punaticbychoice
Punatic

1088 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  10:42:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Figures, not surprised at all.
Roundabouts, yes, yes.
You would think with all the practice the State and County have,
the idea of circularity would be second nature to them.
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HereOnThePrimalEdge
Punatic

South Sandwich Islands
5924 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  11:16:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
roundabouts. They don't need electricity to work.
...
Roundabouts, yes, yes.


There was a recent thread about how we're all doomed, the end is nigh, Danger Will Robinson! and the impending collapse of society that will come with it. If only we could get our major intersections converted to roundabouts before then, at least Puna would be able to function in a post apocalyptic Hawaii. That is, if you can find a filling station with that $10 a gallon gas available at the pumps.

"What do you mean no credit cards or cash? Payment in coconuts or papayas only?"

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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eigoya
Da Kine

USA
386 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  12:43:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So why is the market closed? Had to double check that it was really Sunday
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leilanidude
Punatic

USA
2978 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  13:09:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The heavy lightning during the time of the vendor setup had something to do with it...
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Alpogi8
Newbie

USA
11 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  13:30:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went there just after 7AM to find it closed.
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HereOnThePrimalEdge
Punatic

South Sandwich Islands
5924 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  13:35:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
heavy lightning during the time of the vendor setup

Are you suggesting (and is the county listening?) that the metal poles used as a grounded, interconnected support structure, and now the man made highest point in an open field, might attract high voltage lightning strikes to the venue? And the lightning which is electrical, could then potentially create a flammable tarp fire hazard? (based on inspector's findings of a single electrical outlet and cord at the Hilo Farmers Market)

Edited by - HereOnThePrimalEdge on 04/15/2018 14:12:54
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Frankie Stapleton
Kamaaina

USA
597 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2018 :  14:09:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Video on FB showed Maku'u Market as a 1-ft deep flowing river. I think they made the right call!
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PaulW
Punatic

4693 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  02:35:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I visited a 3rd world country lately and there were a lot of roadworks going on - almost all of it involving ripping out traffic lights and replacing them with roundabouts. Short term pain for long term gain.
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Durian Fiend
Da Kine

USA
363 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  04:18:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Which country would that be? I guess they can afford it-too bad US cant.
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birdmove
Punatic

USA
1206 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  07:38:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We saw a video showing the Makuu Market grounds, and it had turned into a lake. Literally the vendors would have to work in about a foot of water.

Jon in Keaau/HPP
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punaticbychoice
Punatic

1088 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:35:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just couldn't resist-
Who is responsible for the flooding at Makuu Market?
In any imaginable sense?
Let's have some whatever if any participants want to.

Edited by - punaticbychoice on 04/16/2018 11:36:42
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kalakoa
Motormouth

10273 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2018 :  11:43:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Who is responsible for the flooding at Makuu Market?

Is the flooding more or less hazardous than encroaching a sidewalk?

Yet, Makuu has carte blanche to operate. Under tarps. With buildings made out of shipping containers, and power provided by extension cords...
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