High Surf Advisory for West facing shores

This is an important message from Hawaii County Civil Defense:

This is a Civil Defense message for Sunday, November 17 at 8:30 in the morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for West facing shores of Hawaii Island from Kawaihae in South Kohala through Kona to South Point in Kau through this evening.

A High Surf Advisory means surf will be higher than normal, shore break, and dangerous currents could cause injury or death.

Due to the High Surf Advisory, the following are issued;

·        Expect strong breaking waves, shore break, and rip currents making swimming difficult and dangerous.

·        Beach-goers, swimmers, and surfers should heed all advice given by ocean safety officials and exercise caution.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Flash Flood Watch for the County of Hawaii.  A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding.

Due to the Flash Flood Watch, the following are issued:

·        All Residents in flood prone areas are asked to remain alert for flooding conditions.

·        Be aware that road closures may occur without notice.

·        Do not attempt to cross flowing water; turn around don’t drown.

·        Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals.  Please treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.

·        Remember, if lightning threatens your area, the safest place to be is indoors.Thank you for your attention.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.For the Alerts Page: Click Here

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