02/08/19-CAMPERS, BOATERS AND BEACH GOERS URGED TO STAY WEATHER AWARE THIS WEEKENDPosted on Feb 8, 2019 in Boating & Ocean Recreations, DOCARE, OCCL, State Parks
|DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
For Immediate News Release: February 8, 2019
CAMPERS, BOATERS AND BEACH GOERS URGED TO STAY WEATHER AWARE THIS WEEKEND
(Honolulu) – Numerous divisions of the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources are encouraging everyone to stay very aware of a major storm headed toward Hawai‘i that could bring destructive coastal flooding and erosion and high winds.
The Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is advising all boaters with craft in state small boat harbors or using off-shore moorings to secure their vessels well in advance of the storm.
The Division of State Parks is advising campers and others using facilities along the coastline to move out of harm’s way if necessary.
The Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands is working closely with the National Weather Service and the City and County of Honolulu to monitor coastal erosion and wave inundation.
And the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement is on stand-by to assist in any emergency response.
DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, “This could be a powerful storm, and along with all of our federal, state and county partners, we can’t stress strongly enough, that anyone living or playing along coastlines should pay attention to the latest weather advisories and warnings to be sure they stay safe.”
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Senior Communications Manager
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources
(808) 587-0396 (Communications Office)
(808) 587-0407 (Direct Line)