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CIVIL DEFENSE ALERT ARCHIVE

This is an Archive of previous alerts posted to the Civil Defense Messages and Alerts page. For current alerts please visit the Civil Defense Messages and Alerts page.

Friday
Aug162019

Partial Land Closure Highway 19 Hakalau

 

Incident: Partial Lane Closure on Highway 19

This is a Civil Defense Road Condition message for Friday August 16 at 11:00 in the morning.

Hawaii Electric Light Company reports a partial lane closure on Highway 19 at mile 15 near Hakalau to repair downed lines due to a fallen tree.

Drive with caution in the area and expect delays.

You will be informed of changes that may affect your safety.

This is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.

Friday
Aug162019

Road Closure

August 16, 2019 Hawaii Police Department reports Hualalai Road between Kuakini Highway and Aloha Kona Drive is CLOSED due to a downed utility pole on the road.  Use alternate routes.

Monday
Aug122019

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii

Incident: Local Earthquake – No Tsunami Threat – To All

This is a Civil Defense Local Earthquake message for Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 5 in the morning.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake which occurred at approximately 4:42 am, off shore from Hilo and was not large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawaii.  I say again, there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island of Hawaii.

Preliminary data indicates that the earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.4 was centered off shore from Hilo.

As in all earthquakes, be aware of the possibility of after-shocks.  If the earthquake was strongly felt in your area, precautionary checks should be made for any damages; especially to utility connections of Gas, Water, and Electricity.

Again, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 4:42 am was not large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawaii.  I say again, there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island of Hawaii.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Tuesday
Aug062019

Weather Update

This is Hawaii County Civil Defense with a weather update for Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00 in the morning.  As of 5:00 AM today, there are no tropical cyclones in the Central Pacific Basin.   

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center continues the Flash Flood Watch and High Surf Advisory for Hawaii Island through this evening.  We can expect wet weather for the next few days with the possibility of thunderstorms.

The following public safety measures are in effect:

  • Palani Road is closed between Henry St. and Kealakaa St. due to a traffic accident.  Detour through Hina Lani St. if you travel the upper road this morning.
  • Residents and motorists be on the alert for possible flooding conditions.
  • If lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
  • The Bayfront Parking lot on Kamehameha Avenue remains closed.  Parking is behind the Afook-Chinen Auditorium.
  • Conditions may change at any time due to unpredicability of weather.

 Please keep yourself informed.  This radio station will be notified should conditions change. 

 Thank you for listening. 

 This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Monday
Aug052019

Tropical Depression Flossie Update

Incident: Tropical Depression Information Update

This is Hawaii County Civil Defense with a Tropical Depression Flossie update message for Monday, August 5 at 12 noon.  Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports the center of Flossie was approximately 105 miles east north east of Hawaii Island at latitude 20.2 North, longitude 153.6 West moving WNW at 12 mph.  Maximum sustained winds are estimated at 35 mph.

The following advisories have been issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center:

  • A High Surf Advisory for northeast and east facing shores of Hawaii Island remains in effect through this evening.        
  • A Flash Flood Watch continues through tomorrow.        

The following public safety measures and recommendations are now in effect:

On Closures:

  • Seek shelter immediately if you see lightning or hear thunder
  • Do not enter fast moving water on roadways or streams.         
  • The Bayfront Parking lot on Kamehameha Avenue will remain closed until further notice.  The Hele-On buses will pickup passengers behind the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.        

Stay tuned to your radio for updates and changes in conditions.  Thank you for listening.  This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.