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.