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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
Apr112019

Incident: Hazardous Material Incident

Incident: Hazardous Material Incident

 

This is a Civil Defense Update Message for Thursday, April 11 at 12:00PM in the afternoon.

 

Hawaii Fire Department reports the propane tank leak in Shipman Industrial Park has stabilized. 

 

The following advisories are issued:

 

  • There are no closures in Shipman Industrial Park.
  • There is no further need to shelter in place.
  • Hawaii Fire Department Hazardous Materials crews remain on site to monitor the site.

 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Apr112019

Incident: Hazardous Material Incident

Incident: Hazardous Material Incident

 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, April 11 at 11:30 in the morning.

 

Hawaii Fire Department reports a propane tank leak occurred and emptied the tank in Shipman Industrial Park. 

 

The follow advisories are issued:

 

  • If you are in the area Fire advises to shelter in place.
  • Fire and Police have areas of the Industrial Park closed off.
  • Stay out of the area until the situation is stabilized.
  • There are no other closures at this time.

 

Conditions are being monitored and you will be kept informed of any changes that may affect your safety.

 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Apr112019

Incident: Flood Advisory

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 in the morning.

 

Flood Advisory:

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Hawaii Island for the areas from Hamakua, Hilo and Puna. 

 

A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is expected or occurring.  Problems such as flooding in low-lying areas and areas of poor drainage, as well as minor flooding of streets and roadways are possible

 

An island wide Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service is in effect through Friday.

 

Due to the Flash Flood Watch the following policies are in effect:

  • Motorists are urged to drive with caution as road closures can occur without notice.
  • Flash Flooding is life threatening.  Do not cross fast moving water.  Turn around, don’t drown.
  • If lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
  • Police reports that all roads are open at this time.

 

Conditions are being monitored and you will be kept informed of any changes that may affect your safety.

 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Apr112019

Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch:

The National Weather Service continues the Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island through Friday.  The Flood Advisory for South Hilo and Puna has been cancelled. 

 

A Flash Flood Watch means conditions are favorable for flash flooding to occur.

 

Due to the Flash Flood Watch the following policies are in effect:

 

  • Motorists are urged to drive with caution as road closures can occur without notice.
  • Flash Flooding is life threatening.  Do not cross fast moving water.  Turn around, don’t drown.
  • If lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors.
  • Police reports that all roads are open at this time.

 

 

High Surf Advisory:

The National Weather Service continues the High Surf Advisory through Sunday for east-facing shores of Hawaii Island from Kohala through Puna to Kau Districts.

 

A High Surf Advisory means there is a threat to life and property from surf.  The most dangerous times will coincide with high tides on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Due to the High Surf Advisory, the following policies are in effect:

 

  • Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.  If in doubt, get out.
  • There are no beach park closures at this time.

 

 

Conditions are being monitored and you will be kept informed of any changes that may affect your safety.

 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Tuesday
Apr022019

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday 4/2/19 @ 1153 am.

 

PTWC (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center) reports an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 has occurred near the Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, AK.  


PTWC confirms there is no Tsunami Threat to the State and Island of Hawaii.  I say again, There is no Tsunami Threat to the State and Island of Hawaii.

You will be informed should conditions change.

 

Thank you for your attention.

 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.