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Hawaii County Civil Defense Severe Weather Information Alert

This is a Civil Defense message. This is a severe weather information message for Thursday October 12 at 8 PM.

The National Weather Service reports heavy rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning to continue through the night for East Hawaii Island.

Doppler image at 8:26 PM.

Police report all roads are open at this time, but advise that driving conditions are poor because of occasionally heavy downpours. This is a good night to stay off the highways and be safe.

Remember, if lightning does threaten your area, the safest place to be is indoors.

Also be advised that due to the thunderstorm, your utilities of power and phones may be interrupted.

Should power outages occur, be on the alert for non-operable traffic signals. Please treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.

Again, the national Weather Service reports heavy rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning to continue through the night.

Big Island Events Cancelled and Postponed Due to Weather

  • Ocean Day Mālama Kanaloa Festival postponed!  The University of Hawai`i at Hilo’s 2013 Ocean Day Mālama Kanaloa Festival has been postponed due to current and forecasted weather conditions.  The festival was scheduled for Saturday, February 23 at Hilo Bayfront Beach Park. The event is now scheduled for Sunday, April 21!
  • The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation has canceled today’s Keaau Track Meet due to heavy rain and flooding. No make-up date has been set.