Hurricane Lane Update, Monday evening, 20 August 2018

Accessed on 21 August 2018, 0503 UTC, Post #17467.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Here’s the latest situation report for Hurricane Lane:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense hurricane update for Monday, August 20 at 6 in the evening.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center reports that as of 5:00 PM, Hurricane Lane is a Category 4 hurricane, approximately 515 miles SE of Hilo with sustained winds of 130 mph, moving west at approximately 12 mph.

Due to Hurricane Lane, a high surf advisory is  issued for areas along east facing shores, from Puna to Kau. A high surf advisory means surf 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.

The following beach park closures are in effect:

  • Whittington and Punaluu Beach Parks are closed. All pavilion and camping permits for these parks have been cancelled.

Civil Defense is monitoring the storm and will keep you informed of any changes that may affect your safety. Take this time to assure that family and business emergency plans are up to date. Also, make sure you are signed up for our emergency notification system through Blackboard:

Thank you and have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.”

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts