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Update: Flash Flood Advisory, for North Kohala, Puna and Hilo Thursday evening (Feb 14)

This is a Civil Defense Flash Flood Warning message for 7 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2019. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii Island, currently areas in lower Puna are receiving heavy rains. Due to the Flash Flood Watch, the following advisories are issued:

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High Surf Warning, Winter Storm Warning and Flood Watch for Hawaii Island Thursday (Feb 14)

The National Weather Service High Surf Warning for east facing shores and High Surf Advisory for North facing shores remains in effect.  A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the summits of Mauna Kea and […]

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High Surf Warning for East facing shores of Hawaii Island continues Wednesday (Feb 13)

A High Surf Warning means there is a threat to life and property from the surf. Surf has been impacting the eastern shores and will continue through Thursday. The highest threat for coastal impacts will coincide with the high tide, which occurs at 12 midnight Wednesday night.

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High Surf Advisory and High Wind Warning in effect for Hawaii Island Tuesday (Feb 12)

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for a large Northeast swell to impact Hawaii Island from Upolu Point to Cape Kumukahi. Additionally a High Surf Advisory has been issued for North facing shores.

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Partial lane closure of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) in Kalōpā as crews to replace 15 poles damaged by the storm

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial lane closure of Hawai‘i Belt Road in Kalōpā between mile marker 38 and 39 on Tuesday, Feb. 12. One lane will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to allow crews to replace 15 damaged transmission poles and lines that were downed by gusty winds and […]

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Hawaii Electric Light power restoration update for Monday (Feb 11)

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews are working to restore electric service to customers impacted by last weekend’s winter storm. Gusty winds and fallen trees downed power poles and lines, causing power interruptions primarily in north and east Hawai‘i.

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Schools in Honokaa and some roadways closed due to storm effects Monday (Feb 11)

Due to power outage The Department of Education reports that Honokaa High School, Honokaa Middle School, and Honokaa Elementary School will be closed today. All of the greater Honokaa area is without power due to trees bringing down the power lines. Parks and Recreation will keep all beach parks and camping grounds closed until further […]

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State DLNR continues to monitor the effects of the powerful winter storm

Personnel from numerous DLNR Divisions continue monitoring the impacts of the major winter storm bearing down on Hawaii. DLNR Chair Suzanne Case and Sam Lemmo administrator of the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands spent the day on Oahu’s north shore where there is particular concern about coastal erosion and wave inundation. They watched […]

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Hawaii Island HELCO customers asked to conserve power Sunday night (Feb 10)

Hawai‘i Electric Light is asking Hawai‘i Island customers to conserve electricity use this evening. Crews are working to restore transmission lines that supply power from independent power producers Hamakua Energy Partners and Hawi Renewable Development to the electric grid.

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High wind and surf causes for the Hawaiian Islands

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Hawaii Island. Multiple power outages have been reported.

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Possible extreme danger from high wind and surf starting Sunday (Feb 10)

This is a Civil Defense update message for 5 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019. The National Weather Service forecast dangerous conditions of high wind and surf throughout Hawaii Island starting Sunday and lasting for several days. Due to the unpredictable nature and extreme danger from high wind and surf, the following are in effect:

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Wind Advisory issued for Kohala District Thursday (Jan 31)

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Districts of North and South Kohala on Hawaii Island. This Wind Advisory means sustained winds of 20-35 mph with gusts over 50 mph are forecasted.

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Flood Advisory canceled for North Hawaii Friday (Jan 18)

This is a Civil Defense Flood Advisory Update for 6 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019. The National Weather Service has canceled the Flood Advisory for the Kohala and Hamakua Districts of Hawaii Island. Areas may still experience rainfall so please drive carefully. You will be notified of any changes that may affect your safety. Have […]

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High surf advisory remains in effect for east facing shores

The National Weather Service has canceled the High Surf Advisory for North facing shores of Hawaii Island. The High Surf Advisory for East facing shores remains in place through 6 p.m. today. A High Surf Advisory means there is a threat to life and property form the surf.

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