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Monday
Feb052018

Mahukona Beach Park Closed Today, February 5, 2018

This is a Civil Defense message for Monday, February 5 at 8:50 AM. The Department of Parks and Recreation reports Mahukona Beach Park will remain closed today as work crews clean up debris from the high surf that occurred this past weekend. This message will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety. Have a safe day.

Thursday
Jan252018

Heavy Rain and Road Closures Message for Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:10 PM

This is a Civil Defense Heavy Rain and Road Closure message for Thursday evening, January 25th, at 7:15.

The National Weather Service reports heavy rain conditions are expected to continue through tomorrow for Hamakua, Hilo and Puna areas of Hawaii Island.

Due to the rain accumulation, the following are issued:

  • Department of Public Works reports 2 road closures in Hilo due to flooding: Kukila Street off Railroad Avenue, and the two outer lanes of Kamehameha Avenue near Pauahi Street.
  • Motorists are advised to avoid the affected areas, use alternate routes and drive with caution. 

You will be informed as conditions change. Thank you. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Tuesday
Jan232018

Flash Flood and Road Closure Message for Tuesday, January 23 at 2:40 PM

This is Civil Defense Flash Flood and Road Closure message for Tuesday afternoon, January 23rd, at 2:40.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for Hawaii Island. Heavy rains, thunder and lightning are expected to continue through tonight. 

Due to the Flash Flood Advisory, the following are issued:

  • If lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors. Due to the lightning, your utilities of power, cable and/or phones may be interrupted.
  • Hawaii Police Department reports driving conditions in Hamakua, Hilo Puna, and Ka’u are poor due to heavy downpours.
  • Department of Public Works reports 2 road closures in Hilo due to flooding: East Kawailani Street, between Kamali’i Street to Ho’onani Place; and Kukila Street off Railroad Avenue.
  • Motorists are advised to avoid the affected area, use alternate routes and drive with caution. 

You will be informed as conditions change. Thank you. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Tuesday
Jan232018

Tsunami Watch Cancellation Message for January 23, 2018 at 1:14 AM

This is a Civil Defense update for Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:14 AM.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled the Tsunami Watch for the State and Island of Hawaii.

Based on available data, there is no tsunami threat to the State and island of Hawaii. I say again, based on available data, there is no tsunami threat to the State and Island of Hawaii.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Updates will be issued if conditions change.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.

 

Friday
Jan192018

Water Shut Off Message for Friday, January 19 at 9 AM

This is a Civil Defense water shutoff message for Friday, January 19 at 9am. Department of Water Supply reports areas of Hilo & Kaumana are scheduled for a water service shutoff this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 from 10am-3pm. A detailed map of area is posted on www.hawaiidws.org or call 961-8790 for info.

Thursday
Jan182018

High Wind Warning and High Surf Advisory for Thursday, January 18 at 11:15 AM

This is a High Wind and High Surf message for Thursday morning, January 18 at 11:15.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning and Advisory for Hawaii Island today through tonight. A High Wind Warning means maximum sustained winds of up to 40 mph with higher gusts and locally damaging winds.

The highest winds are expected to occur in the district of Kohala. Hamakua, Hilo, Puna, Ka’u, and the summit areas may also experience high winds.

Due to the High Wind Warning and Advisory, the following are issued:

  • Owners of small boats and aircraft should take measures to secure their crafts.
  • Exercise extreme caution with all coastal and ocean activities as winds will generate rough and choppy conditions.
  • Residents and property owners should take action to secure loose outdoor objects before winds increase. 
  • If you have outdoor plans today, be prepared for very windy conditions.
  • As in all high wind conditions, do expect possibility of power, phone, and internet interruptions; and motorists should be on the alert for debris on the roadways caused by the winds.

In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for the shorelines of Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo, Puna and Ka’u. A High Surf Advisory means there is a threat to life and property from the surf. Oceanfront residents, all ocean activities, and beachgoers are advised to be on the alert for possible strong currents and breaking waves.

You are urged to take precautions to prepare for these conditions. Thank you; this is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Wednesday
Jan172018

NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION ISSUED SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

Pursuant to the notice issued by the Department of Water Supply, dated January 9, 2018, downgrading the North Kona Water Restriction to Voluntary Conservation, the Emergency Proclamation issued on September 6, 2017 is hereby formally TERMINATED as of this date JAN 12 2018, Hilo Hawai’i.

Harry Kim
Mayor
County of Hawaii

Link to scanned document: Notice of termination of Emergency Proclamation Issued 9/6/2017

Sunday
Jan142018

High Surf Warning Update for Sunday, January 14 at 8:45 AM

This is a High Surf message for Sunday morning, January 14 at 8:45.

The National Weather Service High Surf Warning remains in effect for Puna, Hilo, Kohala and Kona shores today through tomorrow.  A High Surf Warning means there is a dangerous threat to life and property from the surf.

The highest threat will coincide with today’s high tide at 1:30 PM.

Due to the High Surf Warning, the following are in effect:

  • Oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for high and dangerous surf.
  • Boat owners and oceanfront residents should take action to secure their property.
  • Mahukona Beach Park, Kauna’oa Bay, and Coconut Island Beach Park are closed until further notice. Additional closures of roads and beaches may occur without notice.
  • Consider canceling or postponing recreational or boating activities until the danger has passed.

This message will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety. Thank you. Have a safe day, this is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.

Saturday
Jan132018

Earthquake Information Statement for January 13th at 11:50 PM

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday January 13 at 11:50 PM.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 has occurred near the coast of Central Peru.  Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, again there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Saturday
Jan132018

Emergency Preparedness Information for Ballistic Missile Attack

Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has been sharing this information with the community regarding a Nuclear Ballistic Missile Attack. This information and video will be updated as collaboration and planning continues with Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Please tune in to Na Leo TV at the following times or click on the link below to watch the video. You can also find it by going to naleo.tv and clicking on the “Video on Demand” link.

Channel 53

  • Fri., 1/12 7:00pm
  • Sun., 1/14 11:00am
  • Tues., 1/16 5:00pm
  • Thur., 1/18 7:00am

Channel 54

  • Sat., 1/13 9:30am
  • Mon., 1/15 12:30pm
  • Wed., 1/17 10:30am
  • Fri,., 1/19 6:00pm

Link: http://naleo.cablecast.tv:8081/CablecastPublicSite/show/3061?channel=1

Thank you.