Hawaii News Digest, 16 October 2017, 0030 UTC, Post #15781.
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Here is the latest wind and surf advisory from The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:
“This is a High Surf and High Wind information message for Sunday October 15 at 10:30 AM.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind advisory for North, South, and East Hawaii Island, including the interior regions.
In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a High Surf advisory for all shores of Hawaii Island.
Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reports their work crews are responding to spot power outages in isolated areas. As in all severe weather conditions, expect possible interruptions in power, cable and telephone services.
Should power outages occur, be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals. Please treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.
Ocean front residents and beachgoers are advised to be on the alert for possible high and dangerous surf. You are asked to exercise caution due to the unpredictability of high surf.
As a precaution, boat owners and oceanfront residents should take action to secure their property.
This radio station will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety.
Thank you for listening, have a safe day, this is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.”
As mentioned in the news release, local radio stations will be informed of any changes to this message.
Just a quick reminder for all FCC-licensed Amateur Radio Operators (hams): Hawaii Amateur Radio operators will participate in the 2017 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, 21 October 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. The goal of the SET is “to exercise…emergency communications capabilities” and “to provide reliable communications when normal means of communications fail or become overwhelmed.” Hawaii Island Amateur Radio operators will work closely with Hawaii County Civil Defense and The American Red Cross. For details, contact email@example.com.
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