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Laupahoehoe, Kaʻu, Honokaa and Pahoa shelters remain open


A number of facilities on Hawaii Island are designated as hurricane shelters. In case of a hurricane, announcements will be made listing which shelters are being opened. Residents should identify two to three shelters within close proximity of their home.

As of 10 a.m. Friday, all sites except Laupahoehoe, Kaʻu, Honokaa and Pahoa have closed. Storm condition exist in Hamakua and Kaʻu districts.

Evacuation sites include:

North Kona

Kealakehe High School (special health needs and pet-friendly shelter).

South Kona

Konawaena High School (special health needs and pet-friendly shelter).

Ka‘u

Ka‘u High School (special health needs and pet-friendly shelter).

Puna

Keaau High School (special health needs and pet-friendly shelter) and Pahoa Intermediate and High schools (special health needs and pet-friendly shelter).

Hilo

Hilo High School (special health needs and pet-friendly shelter), Laupahoehoe School, and Waiakea High School (special health needs and pet-friendly shelter).

Hamakua

Honokaa High and Intermediate School (special health needs and pet-friendly shelter).

North Kohala

Kohala High and Elementary School (special health needs shelter).

South Kohala

Waikoloa Elementary School (special health needs shelter).

Evacuation site openings will be posted on West Hawaii Today’s website at westhawaiitoday.com/hurricane. Residents should evacuate to the nearest shelter if they live in low-lying coastal areas, ridge lines exposed to strong winds, low-lying areas subject to flooding, and in wooden or lightly constructed buildings, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense.