The National Weather Service reports unusually high tides, also known as King Tides. These conditions may cause dangerous flooding along all shores of Hawaii Island continuing through the weekend before gradually subsiding next week.
County Civil Defense officials advise the public that due to the King Tides, they should be well aware that coastal areas, beaches, low-lying roads, boat ramps, and harbors may be dangerously impacted during the afternoon and evening hours.
A below advisory level south swell will enhance impacts to exposed shores. These high tides and swells could cause higher than normal beach run-up, flooding, and erosion.
Because of these dangerous conditions, the following precautions should be taken; ocean front residents, beach-goers, and boat owners are advised to be on the alert for high surf, strong currents, and coastal flooding.
County Civil Defense and public safety officials also strongly advise the public to greatly consider postponing ocean activities until these hazards are over. As always, precautionary measures should be taken before night fall.
Special caution to the coastal areas in and around Kapoho during the high tide periods.
There are no closures of roads or beaches at this time, however, be aware closures may occur without notice.
Radio station and other public notification portals will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety.