City and County of Honolulu

02/10/2019 10:02 AM


Two evacuation shelters open on O’ahu for the February Winter Storm event


Two evacuation shelters open on O’ahu for the February Winter Storm event

The Department of Emergency Management advises O’ahu residents that two evacuation shelters are open and available as of 9:00 a.m. for anyone seeking refuge from high-winds, rain or coastal inundation.


The shelters are located at:


• Brigham Young University-HAWAII 55-220 Kulanui St., Laie 96762
• Waiālua District Park 67-180 Goodale Ave., Waiālua 96791


DEM has begun to receive reports of increasing wind speeds and strong gusts in line with National Weather Service (NWS) forecast expecting winds at least 40 mph with gusts over 60 mph.


In addition, north and west shore swells continue to build to dangerous levels. The NWS is still anticipating surf heights in the 40’ to 60’ range which can send ocean water surging and sweeping over beaches, coastal benches, and roadways, creating the potential for significant damage to coastal properties and infrastructure, including roadways. Stay away from and off of affected shorelines or beaches. Heed all warnings by Ocean Safety Lifeguards and other emergency officials.


Coastal evacuations and road closures are possible. Large breaking waves may affect harbor entrances and channels with significant damage possible to docks, piers, ramps, and boats.


Residents are strongly urged to continue monitoring TV, radio and official social media for the latest emergency and NWS forecast information. Residents should also continue to secure loose objects, and prepare for the possibility of downed power lines and power outages.


Should you experience a severe weather, coastal inundation or other emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.



demlogo
Sent by Department of Emergency Management   |   650 S King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Sent by Department of Emergency Management
650 S King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Contact us at dem@honolulu.gov or http://www.honolulu.gov/dem
For emergencies, please call 911