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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.

Thursday
Feb142019

Incident: High Surf Warning (Big Island East); Winter Storm Warning (Big Island Summits) Flood Watch (Entire State)

This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday, February 14 at 3:30 in the afternoon.

The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for east facing shores and High Surf Advisory for North facing shores remains in effect. 

A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa and a Flood Watch for the State of Hawaii.

A Flood Advisory is in effect for the area from Hilo, Puna, Kau to Milolii in South Kona.

A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding that is not considered a significant threat to life or property is expected or occurring.  Flood problems, such as flooding in low-lying areas and areas of poor drainage, as well as minor flooding of streets and roadways are possible.

Due to weather impacts, the following are in effect:

  • HELCO reports power restoration continues.  Highway 19 between the 38 and 39 mile markers will be restricted to a single lane of traffic while crews work on repairs, equipment removal, and clean up.  Please drive with caution.
  • County Beach Parks from Keokea in Kohala through Laupahoehoe to Richardson Beach Park in Hilo are closed at this time.

Major Closures include:

  • Bayfront Highway

Please listen to the radio for Civil Defense updates.  

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Feb142019

Incident: Flash Flood Watch

This is a Civil Defense Flash Flood Watch message for Thursday at 1130 in the morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island, currently areas in lower Puna are receiving heavy rains.  

Due to the Flash Flood Watch, the following advisories are issued:

  • No roads are closed at this time motorist should use caution due to occasional heavy downpours, driving conditions are poor. Be on the alert for possible road closures without notice.
  • Expect possible interruptions in your utility services.
  • Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals. Please treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.
  •  Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.

 

This radio station will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety.

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

Thursday
Feb142019

Incident: High Surf Warning (Big Island East); Winter Storm Warning (Big Island Summits) Flood Watch (Entire State)

This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday, February 14 at 7 in the morning.

The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for east facing shores and High Surf Advisory for North facing shores remains in effect. 

A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa and a Flood Watch for the State of Hawaii.

Due to weather impacts, the following are in effect:

  • HELCO reports power restoration continues.  Highway 19 between the 38 and 39 mile markers will be restricted to a single lane of traffic from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm today to facilitate repairs.  Please drive with caution.
  • County Beach Parks from Keokea in Kohala through Laupahoehoe to Richardson Beach Park in Hilo are closed at this time.

Major Closures include:

  • Bayfront Highway
  • Akoni Pule Highway at I’ole Road one lane open at this time.

Please listen to the radio for Civil Defense updates.  

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Wednesday
Feb132019

Incident: High Surf Warning for East Facing Shores for Hawaii Island

 

This is a Civil Defense update message for Wednesday February 13 at 3:00 in the afternoon.
The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for a large North and East swell continues for Hawaii Island. 
A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf.
Surf has been impacting the eastern shores and will continue through Thursday.  The highest threat for coastal impacts will coincide with the high tide, which occurs at 12:00 AM Thursday.
Due to the High Surf Warning the following Closures are in effect:
Bay Front Highway from Pauahi Street to Waianuenue.
County Beach parks from Keokea to Laupahoehoe and throughout Keaukaha are closed and will be assessed in the morning.
Do Take the Following Actions:
Oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for high and dangerous surf.
Harbor surge will affect Hilo Bay, boat owners and oceanfront residents should take action to secure their property.
Closures of roads and beaches may occur without notice.
This message will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety.
This is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 

Wednesday
Feb132019

Road Closure Update

This is a Civil Defense message for Wednesday, February 13 at noon.

The Hawaii Police Department reports that one lane of Akoni Pule Hwy at the 24 MM at I’ole Road has been opened to traffic. Public Works crews are still working on the roadway so drive with caution when you pass through this area.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.