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County Opens Emergency Shelters as Bad Weather Rages on

December 6, 2021, 3:50 PM HST
* Updated December 6, 3:56 PM
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Sustained heavy rains and storm conditions have led to Hawaiʻi County opening three emergency shelters in Kaʻū.

The shelters are in Pāhala and Naʻālehu at the community centers, with one at Keaʻau Armory. All three shelters are pet-friendly, as long as the animals may be contained by a crate or pet carrier. Patrons are asked to bring enough supplies to sustain themselves, their pets, and other household members for a period of 24 hours.

A flood watch remains in effect for the whole of the Big Island through Tuesday afternoon. A high wind watch was issued for Big Island summits through Monday evening.

For more information on the shelters, contact the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Administration at (808) 935-0031 or (808) 935-0032.

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