(BIVN) – A High Surf Warning remains in effect for North facing shores of Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo on Wednesday morning.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reports the following:
- Kalanianaole Street is closed due to flooding between Kolea Street and ‘Oeoe Street.
- Department of Parks and Recreation reports the following beach parks in Keaukaha, Hilo are closed: Onekahakaha, Kealoha, Waiuli, Waiolena and Richardson’s.
- Oceanfront residents and beachgoers along the affected shores are advised to be on the alert for high and dangerous surf.
- Boat owners and oceanfront residents should take action to secure their property before nightfall.
The National Weather Service reports the highest threat will coincide with the high tides, which occur at 5 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Forecasters predicted 30 feet surf along north facing shores. In Hilo, wave heights appeared to be well below that size on Wednesday morning.
Although the National Weather Service cancelled the Wind Advisory for most of Hawaii Island, the advisory remains in place for Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits. Northwest winds of 30 to 50 mph are possible, with localized gusts near 65 mph.
At lower elevations, Civil Defense is advising motorists to be on the lookout for debris on the highway from yesterday’s gusty day until road crews can complete their clean up, adding that HELCO continues to restore power for small outages in lower Puna.