King Tides Forecast to Roll Back In

Hawai`i County Civil Defense Thursday morning issued a message in anticipation of another round of King Tides.

The National Weather Service reports unusually high tides also known as King Tides may cause dangerous flooding conditions along all shores of Hawai`i Island beginning Thursday through the weekend before gradually subsiding next week.

Civil Defense notes that the community should “be aware due to the King Tides coastal areas, beaches, low lying roads, boat ramps and harbors may be dangerously impacted during the afternoon and evening hours.”

A result of the forecast King Tides will be higher beach run up, flooding and erosion.

In anticipation of the higher than usual tides ocean front residents, beachgoers and boat owners are being advised to be on the alert for high surf, strong current and flooding.

Civil Defense says that as a precaution the public should consider postponing ocean activities until these hazards are over and as always precautionary measures should be taken before night fall.

Special caution should be taken for the coastal areas in and around Kapoho during the high tide periods.

There are no closures of roads or beaches at this time.