State transportation department taking steps to look for possible rockfalls on Hawaiʻi Belt Road during Calvin
The Hawaii Department of Transportation is taking steps to ensure preparedness for possible heavy storms and flooding across the island chain as a result of Tropical Storm Calvin.
The department notifies contractors about potential storms and possible flooding. State crews and the contractors they work with routinely check drains and bridges, also rockslide areas, and low-lying spots along freeways, highways and roads.
Below is a list of sites across the state that are susceptible to rockfalls. State crews routinely check these areas.
At airports, department of transportation staff work with tenants to ensure aircraft and heavy equipment are secure.
At harbors, districts are in communication with the U.S. Coast Guard and will take appropriate action with harbor users and tenants should the U.S. Coast Guard determine the storm conditions require any port closures.
State crews take proactive steps by topping off the gas tanks of work vehicles in the field, as well as generators at airports, harbors and other facilities.
Travelers should check with their airlines and cruise lines about possible delays in arrival or departures.
If you come across a flooded road you’re advised to notify the police and not attempt to cross. And if you see downed utility lines they should be treated as energized, and authorities should be notified.