Vacation rental operations prohibited in Lower Puna amid concerns for residents

Updated: May. 13, 2018 at 3:05 PM HST
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PUNA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii County Civil Defense halted business for vacation rental owners in Lower Puna on Saturday when officials ordered that all operations in the area cease.

The mandate was put in place so emergency operations personnel can focus on residents living in the region.

The restricted area runs from Highway 132 between Leilani Estates and Kapoho, Highway 137 from Kapoho to Kalapana, and Highway 130 from Pahoa to Pohoiki, including the Black Sands Beach Subdivision.

Visitors who have reservations are urged to find other accommodations.

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