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Wind advisory for Kohala, Waikoloa and summits

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

A wind advisory continues for Kohala, Waikoloa and the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Winds are coming from the east at 20-30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strong winds can send trees, branches and other objects into roadways, power lines and/or equipment. Winds this strong can damage roofs and cause flying debris if outdoor items are not properly tied down. These winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. The winds can also forcefully swing doors open or shut so use caution when opening or closing vehicle doors.

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reminds people that if you see a downed power line you should stay as far away as possible and report any damage or outages to their dispatch center at (808) 969-6666.

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