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Tuesday
Sep012015

High Surf Warning and Beach Closure Infromation Update for Tuesday September 1st at 8:30AM. 

This is a High Surf Warning and Beach Closure Information Update for Tuesday September 1st at 8:30AM.

 The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect and has been extended through 6:00am tomorrow.. Dangerous surf conditions continue to be observed and reported across areas of East Hawaii.  Surf heights of 10-15 feet are forecasted for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island.  Residents along the coast and in low lying areas are advised to take necessary precautions and motorists are advised to be prepared for possible debris and ponding on coastal roadways. Beachgoers swimmers and surfers are advised to exercise caution and to heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials.  Due to debris and ongoing dangerous surf conditions the following beaches and parks in the Hilo area will remain closed:

  • ·        Bayfront Canoe area
  • ·        Coconut Island
  • ·        Onekahakaha Beach Park
  • ·        Kealoha Beach Park
  • ·        Laupahoehoe Boat Ramp

 

In addition, the Bayfront Highway in Hilo is closed due to surf and debris. 

Additional updates will be broadcast as conditions change.

Wednesday
Aug262015

Hurricane Ignacio Information Update for Tuesday September1st at 5:50AM.

This is a Hurricane information update for Tuesday September 1st at 5:50 AM.

 As of 5:00AM this morning, Hurricane Ignacio was continuing on a northwest track at 12 miles per hour.  Ignacio was located approximately ­­­­275 miles northeast of Hilo and recording sustained winds of 80 miles per hour with higher gusts.  As Ignacio continues on the current track and weakens, Hawaii Island could  experience the remnants or trailing weather conditions from the storm.  This may include windy conditions with gusts up to 40 miles per hour in some areas and localized heavy rains that may cause flooding.   The Bayfront Highway in Hilo is closed between Waianuenue Avenue and Pauahi Street due to surf and rocks on the roadway.  All other major highways and roadways are open at this time and motorists are advised to drive with caution and to be prepared for hazardous conditions to include ponding and runoff and to anticipate traffic delays.  The Civil Defense Agency will continue to maintain close communications with the National Weather Service and monitor the system. 

 The High Surf Warning issued for the east facing shores of Hawaii Island has been extended to 6:00AM tomorrow morning.  Surf heights of 12 to 20 feet are expected with highest surf conditions coinciding with the high tides.   Residents in low lying coastal areas and boat owners are advised to take necessary precautions.

 With the ongoing unstable weather conditions the public is advised to monitor your local radio broadcasts for information and updates and to always plan and prepare early for possible impacts from all hazards that pose a threat to our community.

Information and updates on Hurricane Jimena will be popsted in the near future as the system approaches Hawaii.  As of 5:00 this morning Jimena was approxiamtely 1000 miles to the east of Hilo and moving west northwest.

 

Tuesday
Apr282015

Air Quality Monitoring System Information Update

The State of Hawaii Department of Health is currently operating three (3) air monitoring stations in the Pahoa and Leilani estates area in response to the current and ongoing eruption and lava flow activities. These monitiors detect the presence of air borne particles that may result from the burning materials (vegetation, grass, brush, and other materials) and volcanic emissions. The data and information being collected by these monitors can be viewed at the following web site: http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_wildfires. Click on “view lava related air quality conditions on Hawaii’s big island.” The table below provides air quality guidelines.

For gas and particle concentration data see: http://emdweb.doh.hawaii.gov/air-quality/, click on “Quick Look” then go to “Puna Special Sites.”


Monday
Mar302015

Mayor's Proclamation From March 30, 2015

Fourth Supplementary Proclamation. Effective Monday, March 30, 2015 and continuing theron for 60 days or until further act.

Friday
Jan302015

Mayor's Proclamation from January 30, 2015 

The Mayor has signed his Third Emergency Supplementary Proclamation, due to the threat of disaster due to the June 27th lava flow in the District of Puna, effective January 30, 2015. And that the Proclamation of September 4, 2014, Supplementary Proclamation of October 16, 2014 and Second Supplementary Proclamation of December 3, 2014 shall remain in full force and effect.

Wednesday
Dec032014

Mayor's Proclamation From December 3, 2014

Second Supplementary Proclamation, Effective Wednesday, 12/03/2014 and continuing theron for 60 days or until further act.

Friday
Oct172014

Mayor's Proclamation from October 16, 2014

Supplementary Proclamation effective October 16, 2014 prohibiting access to the Railroad Alternative Emergency Route and the Chain of Craters Alternative Emergency Route.

Thursday
Oct162014

Mayor's Proclamation from October 15, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective Wednesday, 10/15/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

Thursday
Sep042014

Mayor's Proclamation from September 4, 2014

June 27th Lava Flow Proclamation for Hawaii Island, Effective Thursday, 09/04/2014 and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

Wednesday
Aug132014

Mayor's Proclamation from August 7, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective 6:00 AM   Thursday, 08/07/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.