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High Surf Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for West Hawaii, including Kona and Kohala.

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Accessed on 16 February 2021, 2206 UTC, Post 23,382.

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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a High Surf Advisory message for Tuesday, February 16.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for West facing shores of Hawaii Island through this evening. The affected areas include north and west facing shores of Hawaii Island to include Kona and Kohala.

A High Surf Advisory means strong breaking waves, significant shore-break, and dangerous currents make entering the water very hazardous, exercise caution.

Due to the High Surf Advisory the follow are issued:

  • Mahukona Beach Park is closed.
  • Ocean users should heed all advice given by Ocean Safety Officials.

Your will be informed of any changes that may affect your safety.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Coronavirus Update for Hawaii County:

Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii County as of Tuesday, 16 February 2021.

Content supplied by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.

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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Tuesday, February 16th.

The Hawaii Department of Health reports zero (0) new cases of Coronavirus with no one hospitalized on Hawaii Island.  There have been no deaths reported in the last seven weeks.

Because of your efforts in following the preventive measures Hawaii remains a safe place.  Mahalo for your kokua.  Please continue to accept this kuleana through the vaccination process as the risk of spreading the virus won’t be over until most of our island residents are vaccinated.

The Department of Health continues to coordinate vaccination points of distribution around the island to inoculate medical personnel, first responders and critical workers from the virus.  Everyone will have an opportunity to be vaccinated as more vaccine becomes available. The Hilo Medical Center (HMC), North Hawaii Community Hospital (QNHCH) and the Kona Community Hospital (KCH) continue to offer vaccine registration to individuals who are 75 and older.  Please visit their websites for more information and to register.

HMC: HiloMedicalCenter.org

QNHCH: https://www.queens.org/about-us/news-story?&news=432

KCH: https://kch.hhsc.org/covid-19-hospital-preparedness-message/

Thank you for listening and have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

For more information, please go here:  http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts

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Russ Roberts

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