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High Wind And High Surf Message For Sunday, 15 October 2017


Hawaii News Digest, 16 October 2017, 0030 UTC, Post #15781.

Source”

http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts

Accessed on 16 October 2017, 0030 UTC.

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Comment:

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 cerisanders@gmail.com.

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Traffic alert-Avoid Bayfront Highway Due to High Waves Washing Debris on Road


Hawaii News Digest, 14 October 2017, 0645 UTC, Post #15770.

Source:

http://damontucker.com/2017/10/13/traffic-alert-avoid-bayfront-highway-due-to-high-waves-debris-on-road/

Reporter:  Damon Tucker and Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Accessed on 14 October 2017, 0645 UTC.

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Comment:

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency is asking motorists to avoid Hilo’s Bayfront Highway between Waianuenue Avenue and Pauahi Street because higher than normal waves are bringing debris onto the highway.  Please use Kamehameha Avenue as an alternative route into Hilo town.  Hawaii County Civil Defense will re-examine the road closure Saturday morning.

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PGV emissions prompt complaints | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Hydrogen sulfide readings taken during two recent steam releases at Puna Geothermal Venture were too low to be considered a public health risk.

Source: PGV emissions prompt complaints | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/pgv-emissions-prompt-complaints).

Accessed on 08 October 2016, 15:25 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Tom Callis.

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Comment:

On Tuesday, a group of Puna residents told members of the Hawaii County Council that recent steam releases from the Puna Geothermal facility near Kapoho weren’t as “safe” as reported by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.  Although Civil Defense officials said the emissions were too low to endanger public health, Sarah Steiner claimed her neighbors “felt ill” after the steam escape from the PGV facility.

Another Puna resident, Sandra Baker, told the editor of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald” that there was an “awful smell” at her home during the steam releases and that one of the emissions “gave her daughter a headache and made her dog appear nauseous.”  Baker claims the fumes killed her daughter’s pet rabbit “after foaming at the mouth.”  Baker told council members “So, when I hear that all is OK with the (PGV) plant, I am here to say that it is not.”

According to PGV spokesman Mike Kaleikini, no workers at the plant were sickened by the steam releases, which he stated were “well below” regulatory levels.  Kaleikini added that the releases happened in response to “high pressure conditions as a result of control malfunctions.”


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Water main break in Kaumana shuts-off water supply in upper Hilo | Hawaii 24/7


Due to a watermain break in an inaccessible location of the upper Kaumana area of Hilo, a water shut off is now in effect for Water Supply customers in the Punahoa Mauka Estates Subdivision, along …

Source: Water main break in Kaumana shuts-off water supply in upper Hilo | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/02/water-main-break-in-kaumana-shuts-off-water-supply-in-upper-hilo/).

Accessed on 03 September 2016, 13:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, the break occurred late Sunday night (02 October 2016) in an “inaccessible location of the upper Kaumana area of Hilo.”  Water is now shut off in the Punahoa Mauka Subdivision, including an area along Chong Street from Na’auao Street to Lewa Nu’u Street.

Emergency spigots are now available off of fire hydrants in the affected area.

If you have emergency water concerns, please call 961-8790.


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PGV reports steam release Thursday afternoon (Sept 29) | Hawaii 24/7


At 3 p.m. today, Puna Geothermal reported a release of steam from one of its wells. The situation was contained and secured as of 3:45 p.m. The Hawaii County Fire Department remains on scene and is…

Source: PGV reports steam release Thursday afternoon (Sept 29) | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/09/29/pgv-reports-steam-release-thursday-afternoon-sept-29/).

Accessed on 30 September 2016, 06:35 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest update on the steam leak at Puna Geothermal Venture in the Puna District.

According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, one of the wells at PGV vented steam at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, 29 September 2016.

Hawaii Fire Department personnel confirmed that the steam leak “was contained and secured as of 3:45 p.m.”

Hawaii Fire Department crews remain on the scene monitoring air quality at the PGV site, the perimeter of the facility, and in the surrounding community.

Technicians have begun an investigation into the cause of the steam leak.


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Civil Defense Message: Tropical Storm Madeline & Hurricane Lester – Hawaii County Civil Defense – Yahoo Mail


Civil Defense Message: Tropical Storm Madeline & Hurricane LesterThursday, September 1, 2016 6:02 AM. From: “Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense” To: kh6jrm@yahoo.com. This is a Civil Defense Message.This is a Tropical Storm Madeline and Hurricane Lester update for Thursday, September 1 at 5:30 AM.The National Weather Service has cancelled the Tropical Storm Warning for Madeline as it has passed to the south of Hawaii Island.County and State facilities, offices and services will resume today including Hele-On Bus service and solid waste transfer stations. Parks will reopen pending damage assessments. All roads have reopened.Damage Assessment teams will be out in targeted areas today. If your home or business has been damaged, call Civil Defense at 935-0031. In anticipation of Hurricane Lester, the National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Watch for Hawaii County. As of 5 AM, Lester is about 750 miles east of Hilo moving west at 14 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. High surf is expected to begin building today on east facing shores. Heavy rains and winds from Lester are possible on Saturday. Civil Defense continues to maintain close communications with the National Weather Service. Any decision made is based on the best available information at that time.Monitor your local radio broadcasts for information updates and go to hawaiicounty.gov or call 935-0031 for further information and the details of this message.Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in keeping our communities safe. This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.Copyright © 2016 County of Hawaiʻi, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you requested press releases from the Mayor’s Office or another department of the County of Hawaiʻi. Our mailing address is: County of Hawaiʻi 25 Aupuni St.Hilo, HI 96720.

Source: Civil Defense Message: Tropical Storm Madeline & Hurricane Lester – Hawaii County Civil Defense – Yahoo Mail

Accessed on 01 September 2016, 19:41hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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Comment:

I received this Tropical Storm Madeline and Hurricane Lester update from the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency Thursday morning, 01 September 2016.  This is the latest message concerning these two storms.  Civil Defense personnel will issue more bulletins as the need arises. Bulletins will be broadcast over local radio/television stations and through social media.


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Siren testing scheduled for Wednesday in Pahala | KHON2


Source: Siren testing scheduled for Wednesday in Pahala | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2018/08/08/siren-testing-scheduled-for-wednesday-in-pahala/).

Accessed on 09 August 2016, 04:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency will conduct a special siren test in Pahala on Wednesday, 10 August 2016, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Residents in the area may hear the sirens sound six to eight times for 30-second to one-minute intervals.  Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.”  The test is part of program to modernize warning sirens around the state.  For details, call Hawaii County Civil Defense at 935-0031.


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