Closures in Effect as State Braces for Stormy Weather

The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerous conditions of high wind and surf throughout Hawaii Island starting Sunday and lasting for several days.

Hawai`i County Civil Defense said in an evening message that due to the unpredictable nature and extreme danger from high wind and surf, the following are in effect:

  • Secure all loose objects that may be affected by wind such as canopy tarps and yard furniture that maybe damaged or create a danger to others.
  • Boat and aircraft owners must secure or remove all vessels.
  • All preparations should be completed before nightfall.
  • Consider postponing or cancelling outdoor activity.
  • Low-lying communities such as Puako, Ali`i Drive, Keauhou, Miloli`i, Keaukaha, and Waipio – stay alert for possible run-up and coastal erosion.

The following locations will be closed as of midnight on Saturday:

  • All County Beach Parks and Camp Sites
  • All State Beach Parks and Camp Sites
  • Mauna Kea Recreation Area
  • Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa Summit Areas
  • Namakani Pa`io Volcano National Park Camp Ground
  • Waipio Valley – Closed, open to Waipio residents only
  • Bayfront Highway
  • No other road closures at this time