Trade Winds Bring Stable Weather Conditions to Hawai’i Island

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Residents throughout the island continue to grapple with power outages after a severe tropical storm over the weekend.

Service crews continue to clear downed trees, debris and restore access and utilities caused by the wind and rainfall brought on by the Kona Low storm system. According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, the most rain recorded on the Big Island was in Keaumo where the area received more than 14 inches of rain from Sunday to Tuesday, Dec. 5-7.

Between that same timeframe, Hilo International Airport recorded approximately 5.8 inches and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport received half an inch.

The county is currently collecting damage reports from the community to determine the full extent of damage caused by the weather. Click here to make a damage report to make a report.

As the storm drifts west away from the state, Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency reports returning trade winds will produce stable conditions across Hawaiʻi Island.


According to the county’s newly created hazard map, there are still a handful of road closures in place due to debris left by the storm.

Utility poles are down in the following areas: Kaloko Drive, Maile Street in Eden Roc and 39th Street and Auliʻi Street in Orchidland Estates.

For additional information regarding power restoration, visit the Hawaiian Electric website and click on the link in the orange box for Hawaiʻi Island.

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