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UPDATE: TS Darby Passes; Services Resume

July 24, 2016, 7:31 AM HST
* Updated July 25, 7:24 AM
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UPDATE: July 25, 7:15 a.m.

Tropical Storm Darby has passed, leaving partly cloudy skies with showers likely for windward areas.

There will be scattered afternoon showers for the Kona side with a slight chance of thunderstorms during that time. High temperatures from 84° to 89°. Winds will be northeasterly from 10 to 20 mph.

UPDATE: July 24, 12:30 p.m.

The Tropical Storm Warning for Hawai’i County has been cancelled as Darby continues to move away from the Big Island.

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The High Surf Warning for Hawai’i County has also been cancelled.

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A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Hawaiʻi County through today.

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued for Hawai’i County due to heavy rains. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible contamination. If the water is brown, stay out.

The DLNR reports a small vessel has run aground and sunk near the Old Airport Park in Kailua-Kona. The public is advised to stay out of the public shoreline access trails fronting Kona Bay Estates subdivision. Salvage operations are being coordinated with the responsible private party.

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Hawaii Electric Light crews continue to work to restore isolated power outages on the island.

The County Lava Viewing program will resume Monday, however, please exercise caution since work crews and heavy equipment may be in the area.  The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reports lava viewing is open from within the Park.

There are no road closures at this time.

Emergency shelters have closed. From Friday to Saturday, 226 people stayed overnight in Hawai‘i Island shelters.

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Darby satellite image, July 24, 7:30 a.m.

UPDATE: July 24, 7:30 a.m.

The Tropical Storm Warning for Hawai’i County has been cancelled as of 5 a.m. Sunday, July 24, as Darby continues to move away from the Big Island.

The High Surf Warning for Hawai’i County has also been cancelled.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Hawaiʻi County as rain bands around Tropical Storm Darby will continue to bring showers and thunderstorms through this afternoon.

A Brown Water Advisory has also been issued for Hawai’i County due to heavy rains. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible contamination. If the water is brown, stay out.

HELCO crews continue to work to restore pocket power outages in Puna.

Emergency shelters will close at 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

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The County Lava Viewing program will resume Monday, however, exercise caution since work crews and heavy equipment may be in the area.

The Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reports lava viewing is open from within the park.

All county offices will be open for normal business hours tomorrow.

All Hawai‘i island east side state parks have been reopened today.

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area will be re-opened.

State parks staff are still checking other Kona parks, also Mackenzie and Manuka.

Kaloko-Honokōhau and Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Parks are open. Staff will continue to monitor storm and surf conditions.

County parks and recreational facilities, including the Pana‘ewa Zoo and Hilo Municipal Golf Course, will reopen today. County Lava Viewing will resume Monday.

Umauma Bridge on Highway 19 in Hamakua has reopened, as has Highway 11 at the 58-59 mile marker in Kaʻu.

The Hele-On Bus has resumed its regularly scheduled service.

Solid waste transfer stations and landfills will open as normally scheduled.

Darby, Monday, July 25. a.m.

Darby, Monday, July 25. a.m.

Darby satellite image, July 24, 1:15 p.m.

Darby satellite image, July 24, 1:15 p.m.

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