(BIVN) – Hawaii County Civil Defense activated two emergency operation centers in preparation for Hurricane Lane, one in Hilo and one in Kona, as the Category Three storm continues to crawl north northwest at a slow 6 mph.
Media spoke to civil defense administrator Talmadge Magno in Hilo on Thursday before noon.
At 11 a.m., Hawaii County Civil Defense stated in a message that due to Hurricane Lane, the following policies are in effect:
- All non-emergency County operations are suspended, including transfer stations. The Hele On bus service will remain open.
- All County Parks are closed through Friday and will be re-assessed for weekend use. All pavilion and camping permits for these parks have been cancelled.
- All State facilities and services are closed.
- All DLNR outdoor recreation areas and reserves are closed.
There are also numerous major and secondary roads are closed.
- Akolea Wooden Bridge
- Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) – near 24 mile marker in North Kohala
- Bay Front Highway
- East Kawailani Street from Awapuhi to Nohona Street
- Highway 19 – mile marker 13-16 (intermittent lane closures)
- Kaalaiki Road in Kau, just above Naalehu
- Kukila Street
- Kamehameha Avenue between Pauahi and Ponahawai
- Laupahoehoe Point Road
- Old Mamalahoa in Honomu (past the gym)
- Pohaku from 39th to 40th in Orchidland Estates
- Pauahi Street Bridge
- Rainbow Drive
- South Point Road from Kamaoa Junction to South Point
- Waipio Valley Road
“Due to the extreme hazards created from the heavy rain, stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary,” civil defense said.