Five emergency shelters open on Hawaii Island for possible Hurricane Lane evacuees


This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Due to the potential effects of Hurricane Lane, four emergency shelters have been opened on the north and west side of Hawaii 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.

Hookena Elementary School

86-4355 Mamalahoa Highway

Captain Cook, Hawaii 96704

Kamehameha Park Hisaoka Gym

54-382 Kamehameha Park Road

Kapaau, HI 96755


Kealakehe High School

74-5000 Puohulihuli Street

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

* Pet-Friendly

Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School

68-1730 Ho’oko Street

Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738

Konawaena High School Gym

81-1043 Konawaena School Road

Kealakekua, Hawaii

If you choose to relocate to a shelter, don’t forget to bring a 3-day supply of medications and pet food (if applicable). If you plan to stay overnight, please bring your personal blankets and pillows if possible. However, the shelter is open to everyone with or without these items.

Civil Defense is monitoring Hurricane Lane and will keep you informed of any changes that may affect your safety.

Again, there is NO mandatory evacuation at this time.

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