The National Weather Service High Surf Advisory for Hawaii continues to remain in effect. High surf conditions are forecasted for the areas of South Kona and the North and East facing shores of Hawaii Island. Surf heights of 6 to 9 feet is expected. All beach goers, swimmers, and surfers are advised to exercise caution and to heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials. This High Surf Advisory will remain in effect through 6:00 PM Tuesday May 21st.
CIVIL DEFENSE MESSAGES and ALERTS
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the summit areas of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Winds of 25 to 35 MPH and gusts to 50 MPH are expected in areas above the 8000 foot elevation. All summit travel and activities should be postponed until conditions improve. This Wind Advisory will remain in effect through 6:00 PM Tuesday May 21st.
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City Watch Voice Emergency Notification System
The Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency has acquired a Mass Emergency Notification System, City Watch, which allows for County agencies to easily notify the public in the event of emergencies.
City Watch is an electronic notification system that can notify residents about evacuations or other emergency measures via phone or email. With City Watch can use a computer generated map to focus on a particular neighborhood, Waikoloa or Puako for instance, and alert residents to evacuate in the event of a brush fire, flood or other emergency. The system once activated sends residents registered on the system a brief voice and email message.
Hawai‘i County residents need to register for City Watch notification messages by either mailing their contact information to: County of Hawai‘i Civil Defense Agency, 920 Ululani Street, Hilo, HI 96720 or online by clicking here. To register, please give your name, street address (no P.O. boxes, please), city, sub-division (if applicable), home phone, cell phone, and email address. The service is free to all residents.
Nixle – Hawai‘i Police Traffic Advisories & Media Releases
The Hawai‘i County Police Department has a new service that will provide traffic advisories and police media releases via text messaging and email
To sign up go to http://www.nixle.com and click on the button that says, “Residents Sign Up Now!” Once signed up go to “locations” and enter any location in Hawai’i County to start receiving messages.