Hurricane Lane Update Friday 8/24/18 10AM

Hurricane Lane Update Friday 8/24/18 10AM
PSA

This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for Friday, August 24 at 10:00 in the morning.

The Tropical Storm Warning issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center continues for Hawaii County. The windward side of Hawaii Island is currently under a flash flood warning and experiencing conditions of heavy rains and flooding.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports as of 8:00 am that Hurricane Lane is a category 2 hurricane located approximately 140 miles WSW of Kailua-Kona with sustained winds of 105 mph, moving N at approximately 2 mph. Due to the slowing of the hurricane, dangerous heavy rains and flooding may persist for several days on the windward side of the Big Island.

Due to the flash flooding, the following major roads are closed:

  • Highway 19 – multiple closures between mile marker 6 and 29
  • Saddle Road – one lane closure between mile marker 8 and 11
  • Highway 250 (Kohala Mountain Road) – mile marker 13

Numerous secondary roads in Hilo, Puna, and Hamakua are closed so stay alert. Multiple other landslides are occurring on Highway 19 and other closures can occur without notice. Visit our website for the most up to date closures: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts.

The Hawaii State Department of Health is advising the public to stay out of streams, coastal, and standing waters that are contaminated by storm water. Storm water may contain harmful micro-organisms from overflowing cesspools or septic tanks as well as animal waste washed into streams and storm drains.

Conditions are being monitored and you will be kept informed of major closures as best as possible. All motorists and residents of effected areas are urged to use extreme caution and be aware of flooding conditions. This is a very dangerous situation and heavy rains are expected to continue on the windward side of the Big Island.

Thank you and please be safe. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

 


A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for Thursday, August 23 at 4:00 in the afternoon.

The Hurricane Warning issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center continues for Hawaii County. The windward side of Hawaii Island is currently under a flash flood warning and experiencing conditions of heavy rains and flooding.

Due to the flooding conditions in Hilo, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Waiakea High School. Five other shelters remain open on the north and west side of the island. These shelters are for your convenience, but there is NO mandatory evacuation at this time. The shelters are available if you need to relocate.

  1. Waiakea High School
  2. Hookena Elementary School
  3. Kamehameha Park Hisaoka Gym *Pet Friendly
  4. Kealakehe High School *Pet Friendly
  5. Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School
  6. Konawaena High School Gym

If you choose to relocate to a shelter, food is not provided (don’t forget pet food!). Please bring your blankets and pillows if possible. However, the shelter is open to everyone with or without these items.

The Hawaii State Department of Health is advising the public to stay out of streams, coastal, and standing waters that are contaminated by storm water. Storm water may contain harmful micro-organisms from overflowing cesspools or septic tanks as well as animal waste washed into streams and storm drains.

Conditions are being monitored and you will be kept informed of major closures as best as possible. All motorists and residents of effected areas are urged to use extreme caution and be aware of flooding conditions. This is a very dangerous situation and heavy rains are expected to continue on the windward side of the Big Island.

Thank you and have a safe day. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for Thursday, August 23 at 11:00 in the morning.

The Hurricane Warning issued by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center continues for Hawaii County. The windward side of Hawaii Island is currently under a flash flood warning and experiencing hurricane conditions of heavy rains and flooding.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports as of 8:00 am that Hurricane Lane is a category 4 hurricane located approximately 205 miles SW of Kailua-Kona with sustained winds of 130 mph, moving NW at approximately 7 mph. Due to the slowing of the hurricane, dangerous heavy rains and flooding may persist for a period of time.

Due to Hurricane Lane, the following policies are in effect:

  • All non-emergency County operations are suspended, including transfer stations. The Hele On bus service will remain open.
  • All County Parks are closed through Friday and will be re-assessed for weekend use. All pavilion and camping permits for these parks have been canceled.
  • All State facilities and services are closed.
  • All DLNR outdoor recreation areas and reserves are closed.
  • Numerous major and secondary roads are closed. Due to the extreme hazards created from the heavy rain, stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. The latest road closures can be found here: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts.

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

Thank you and have a safe day. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.