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DLNR Closures as Ana Approaches

October 17, 2014, 2:35 PM HST
* Updated October 17, 2:36 PM
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources is advising the public to follow instruction of State Civil Defense and County Civil Defense agencies to prepare for the possibility of heavy rain, flooding, strong winds, power outages, large surf and coastal surge with the arrival of Hurricane Ana.

The DLNR is asking for the public’s cooperation with the announcement of area closures as the storm approaches.

The following DNLR-managed areas are closed until further notice:

All State forested managed lands, including forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves, Na Ala Hele hiking trails, game management areas, including the Keanakolu cabins, Ainapo hiking trail and cabin, Muliwai trail and the Waimanu valley campground.

Additionally, the scheduled weekly hunts at Puu Waa Waa and Puu Oo have been canceled.

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All State Parks have also closed, Friday, until further notice. Campers in remote coastal areas have been notified o leave.

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The small boat harbors on the Big Island will close at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

State Forest camping and State Park camping permits have been suspended until further notice.

Individuals are advised to avoid forested and coastal areas due to potential for rising streams, flash flooding, fallen trees, storm surge or high surf.

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