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Friday
Oct122018

Flash Flood Watch through Saturday Evening

This is a Civil Defense message for Friday, October 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through Saturday night.  Heavy rains and thunderstorms are possible for Hawaii Island.  Due to the Flash Flood Watch, the following policies are in effect;

  • Motorists are urged to drive with caution as road closures can occur without notice
  • Do not cross fast moving water in your vehicle or on foot.  Turn around, don’t drown.

Conditions are being monitored and you will be kept informed of any situations that affect your safety.

Thank you for listening, have a safe day.  This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Friday
Oct052018

Leilani Estates Placards

This is a Civil Defense message for Friday, October 5 at 4:00 in the afternoon. 

Beginning October 8, placards will be available from Hawaii County Council Member Eileen O’Hara’s office. The office is located at 152879 Pahoa Village Road and will service placard requests between 9 am and 3 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members will be issuing the placards to access Leilani Estates for residents and authorized personnel.

Thank you and have a safe day. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Oct042018

Road Repairs and Lane Closures October 6-12

This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday, October 4 at 11:30 in the morning. 

State Highways reports that over the weekend and through the next week, road crews will begin road repairs in multiple locations, causing lane closures throughout the island.

The following lane closures will occur over the weekend of October 6-7.

1. SOUTH HILO – Road Repairs

Alternating lane closure on Highway 19 in both directions in the vicinity of mile marker 7.1 at Papaikou on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2. SOUTH HILO – Road Repairs

Alternating lane closure on Highway 19 in both directions in the vicinity of mile marker 11 at Pepeekeo on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3. VOLCANO – Road Repairs

24 hour/7 day a week lane closure on Highway 11 alternating lanes, both directions near mile marker 30, in the vicinity of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The following lane closures will occur during the week of October 8-12.

1) VOLCANO – Road Repairs

Alternating lane closure on Highway 11 in both directions in the vicinity of mile marker 29 south of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance on Monday, October 8, through Friday, October 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2) VOLCANO – Road Repairs

24 hour/7 day a week lane closure on Highway 11 with alternating lanes, both directions near mile marker 30 in the vicinity of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

3) VOLCANO – Road Repairs

Alternating lane closure on Highway 11 in both directions in the vicinity of mile marker 32 near Namakani Paio Campground in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Monday, October 8, through Friday, October 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

4) SOUTH KOHALA – Guardrail Work

Lane closure on Kohala Mountain Road (Route 250) alternating lanes, both directions between mile markers 7.2 and 9.2 on Monday, October 8 through Friday, October 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

5) SOUTH HILO – Paving

Lane closure on Highway 19 alternating lanes, both directions between mile marker 2.45 – 9.78 in the vicinity of Wailuku Bridge to Waiaama stream Bridge on Monday, October 8, through Friday, October 12, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

6) SOUTH HILO – Road Repairs

Alternating lane closure on Highway 19 in both directions in the vicinity of mile marker 7.1 at Papaikou on Monday, October 8, through Friday, October 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

7) SOUTH HILO – Road Repairs

24 hour/7 day a week lane closure on Highway 19 with alternating lane, both directions in the vicinity of mile marker 11 at Pepeekeo.

Use alternate routes if possible. If you must use these routes, please be patient and drive carefully when road crews are working. 

Thank you and have a safe day. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Saturday
Sep222018

Water and Soil Sample Testing Ending 10/12

Due to the recent lull in volcanic activity and low volcanic emissions, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) will end free ADSC analyses of water and soil samples in volcano-affected areas for pH and heavy metals as of Friday, September 21, 2018.

One exception: those moving back into areas recently affected by volcanic activity in Puna. They will be allowed to submit up to three water and soil samples up through Friday Oct. 12, 2018.

Please contact your Cooperative Extension Office for assistance with free water and soil samples until Friday, September 21, 2018.

Cooperative Extension Offices on Hawai`i Island:
Hilo, (808) 981-5199
Kamuela, (808) 887-6183
Kona, (808) 322-4892

More information about CTAHR can be found at its website: https://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/