Civil Defense shares guidelines from Dept. of Health on Hurricane Lane clean-up

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This is a Civil Defense update for 12 noon, Monday, August 27, 2018.

The Department of Public Works, partnering with the American Red Cross and local CERT teams, continues their damage assessments from Hurricane Lane today. To report flood damage from the storm, please call 808-643-5555.

Please be careful when traveling on the roads. Closures may occur without any notice. The current map of road closures can be found here: www.hawaiicounty.gov/2018-hurr…

The Department of Health recommends the following actions to clean up flooded homes and businesses:

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.

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