Emergency Operations briefs Big Island Mayor in Hilo

Emergency Operations briefs Big Island Mayor in Hilo

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island Mayor Billy Kenoi was briefed by staff at the Emergency Operations Center in Hilo on Saturday on the Iselle clean-up and response.

The Flash Flood Watch for Hawaii County has expired but a High Surf Advisory is still in effect for the east-facing shores.

Extensive efforts are underway to ensure folks without power have ice.

County officials have partnered with vendors across the island to get ice out to those in need as quickly as possible.

Water is still available at the Pahoa Fire Station distribution site. HELCO crews are working to restore power to affected areas. About 9,000 customers are still without power.

The Pahoa Pool and Pahoa Community Center are open for residents to take showers and charge cell phones. The pool is not open for swimming.

Reminder: State Department of Health advises residents to discard all perishable food in refrigerators and freezers if that food has been at room temperature for longer than two hours. Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water or other contaminants.

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