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High Tide Warning: King Tides Return

June 22, 2017, 11:30 AM HST
* Updated June 22, 11:34 AM
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The National Weather Service reports unusually high tides, also known as “King Tides”, may cause dangerous flooding conditions along all shores of Hawai‘i Island from Thursday, June 22, 2017, through the weekend before gradually subsiding next week.

Due to King Tides, be aware that coastal areas of beaches, low-lying roads, boat ramps and harbors may be dangerously impacted during the afternoon and evening hours.

These tides may cause higher than usual beach run-up, flooding and erosion.

Because of these dangerous conditions, the following precautions should be taken; ocean front residents, beach-goers and boat owners are advised to be on the alert for high surf, strong current and coastal flooding.

As a precaution, consider postponing ocean activities until these hazards are over. As always, precautionary measures should be taken before the onset of nightfall.


Special caution should be taken to the coastal areas in and around Kapoho during the high tide periods.


There are no closures of roads or beaches at this time, but be aware that closures may occur without notice.

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