Evacuation centers begin to close on the Big Island

Evacuation centers begin to close on the Big Island

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - At the request of the Hawaii County Civil Defense, Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are closing 8 evacuation centers today on the Big Island. The following evacuation centers are closing today:

Laupahoehoe School - 35-2065 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Laupahoehoe

Kohala High & Elementary - 54-3611 Akoni Pule Hwy Kapaau

Konawaena High (pet friendly) - 81-1043 Konawaena School Rd, Kealakekua

Hilo High (pet friendly) - 556 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo

Waiakea High (pet friendly) - 155 W Kawili St, Hilo

Pahoa High & Intermediate (pet friendly) – 15-3038 Pahoa Village Road, Pahoa

Honokaa High & Intermediate (pet friendly) - 45-527 Pakalana St, Honokaa

Waikoloa Elementary - 68-1730 Ho'oko St, Waikoloa Village

The following evacuation centers will remain open until further notice to support individuals impacted by the storm:

Kealakehe High (pet friendly) - 74-5000 Puohulihuli St, Kailua-Kona

Keaau High (pet friendly) - 16-725 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Keaau

Kau High (pet friendly) - 96-3150 Pikake Stl, Pahala

The Red Cross advises that residents continue to listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio for updates on the situation and to stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding. For more information on what to do after returning home go to www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane or www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/flood.

Residents can contact the Hawaii County Red Cross Office for assistance by calling 808-932-7693, 808-932-7694, or 808-932-7695.

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