Hawaiʻi County has opened a shelter at the Honokaʻa Gymnasium as a last resort in anticipation of extended power outages in the area due to damages from the recent Kona Low weather system that impacted various areas of Hawaiʻi Island. The neighborhoods of Ahualoa and Kukuihaele are particularly impacted. Hawaiian Electric has been diligently working to restore power to impacted communities and is bringing in additional crews from neighboring islands to help with restoration in the Honokaʻa area. The shelter has access to power, and the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army will be on-site to assist in County efforts. The shelter is also pet friendly.
Residents impacted by the Kona Low weather system are asked to fill out the Civil Defenses Damage Assessment: https://arcg.is/1b8CS1