(BIVN) – Hawaii County Civil Defense issued another Extreme High Tides message this morning, as June’s king tides event continues.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu reiterated, “coastal flooding associated with king tides will be a possibility the next couple of days, especially along south facing shores, where surf will be elevated. The greatest potential for coastal flooding impacts will be during the mid- to late-afternoon hours today, when highest tides are expected.”
County emergency officials issued this message on Saturday morning:
The National Weather Service reports unusually high tides, also known as King Tides, may cause dangerous flooding conditions along all shores of Hawaii Island continuing through the weekend before gradually subsiding next week.
Due to the King Tides, be aware that coastal areas, beaches, low-lying roads, boat ramps, and harbors may be dangerously impacted during the afternoon and evening hours.
A below advisory level south swell will enhance impacts to exposed shores. These high tides and swells could cause higher than normal beach run-up, flooding, and erosion.
Because of these dangerous conditions, the following precautions should be taken; ocean front residents, beach-goers, and boat owners are advised to be on the alert for high surf, strong currents, and coastal flooding.
As a precaution, consider postponing ocean activities until these hazards are over. As always, precautionary measures should be taken before night fall.
Special caution to the coastal areas in and around Kapoho during the high tide periods.
There are no closures of roads or beaches at this time, however, be aware closures may occur without notice.
Radio station and other public notification portals will be updated and you will be informed of any conditions that may affect your safety.