Coast Guard reopens all but one Hawaii port

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The Coast Guard has reopened all but one port in the State of Hawaii following the passing of Tropical Storm Iselle through the Hawaiian Islands Friday.

The Port of Kaunakai on Molokai will be evaluated Saturday morning. The Captain of the Port, working with federal, state and industry partners, have conducted surveys of ports across the state to ensure that channels are clear, infrastructure is intact and aids to navigation are on station and working properly.

Commercial traffic and port operations may be resumed in open ports and these ports are now in Condition V.

All Coast Guard vessels and aircraft will return to their normal safety, security and law enforcement patrols.

The Coast Guard will continue to monitor Hurricane Julio and heavy weather conditions for each port will be updated as information becomes available. The Coast Guard continues to closely coordinate with local, state and federal partner agencies and will continue to staff its Incident Management Team specifically established to manage operations during the storms.

Although the storm has passed the public is advised to use extreme caution around the water as the lingering effects of the storms may last for several days, generating high surf, rip currents and poor water conditions. The public should heed all warnings from local lifeguards or posted placards regarding public health and safety.

  • Condition V: Seasonally readiness, 1 June – 30 November
  • Condition IV: The ALERT condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 72 hours.
  • Condition III: The READINESS condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 48 hours.
  • Condition II: The WARNING condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 24 hours.
  • Condition I: The DANGER condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 12 hours and until the storm has passed and is no longer a threat.

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