Two emergency shelters being prepped ahead of Tropical Storm Calvin
Two emergency shelters are being readied in the Ka‘ū District ahead of Tropical Storm Calvin, which is expected to make landfall late Tuesday afternoon.
As the storm approaches, Hawai‘i County has also canceled camping permits islandwide from Tuesday through Wednesday. Only residents and farmers will be allowed on Waipi‘o Access Road.
The shelters are being prepped at the Robert Herkes Gymnasium and the Nāʻālehu Community Center. They will be staffed with trained personnel and will have all the essential supplies to accommodate residents. The shelters are pet friendly, requiring owners to be responsible for providing a carrier, food, and other supplies for their animals.
The Department of Public Works, Building and Engineering divisions will not conduct any permit or project inspections on Wednesday.
County officials encourage residents to sign up for Everbridge messages from Civil Defense, which will provide notifications regarding the storm and its impacts. To sign up, visit: https://member.everbridge.net/371914103062563/login.
Hawai‘i County residents and visitors can also track the latest storm advisories, evacuation orders, emergency shelter locations and more on Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency website: https://hawaii-county-civil-defense-agency-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/.