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Some Beach Parks Close in Anticipation of Lane

August 20, 2018, 11:40 AM HST
* Updated August 20, 11:42 AM
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NOAA water vapor satellite image, 11 a.m., Aug. 20, 2018.

Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 11 a.m., Category 3 Hurricane Lane is located approximately 580 miles SE of Hilo with sustained winds of 130 mph, moving west at approximately 12 mph.

Due to Hurricane Lane, a high surf advisory up to 10 feet has been issued for areas along east-facing shores, from Puna to Ka‘ū. A high surf advisory means breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property. Residents along the affected shores should be alert for high and dangerous surf conditions. Boat owners should take measures to secure their vessels.

Whittington, Punalu‘u and Milolii Beach Parks are closed. All pavilion and camping permits for these three parks have been cancelled.

Civil Defense is monitoring the storm and will keep you informed of any changes that may affect your safety.

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Take this time to assure that family and business emergency plans are up to date.

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Also, make sure you are signed up for the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense emergency notification system through Blackboard.

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