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Shelters in O'ahu Opened due to Winter Storm

11 Feb 2019

The February Winter Storm has prompted O'ahu officials to open two shelters on the island.

The Department of Emergency Management has advised all O'ahu residents that the shelters are open and available for anyone seeing refuge from high winds, rain or coastal inundation, as of 9 a.m. Sunday.

Shelter locations:

  • Brigham Young University-HAWAII 55-220 Kulanui St., Laie 96762
  • Waialua District Park 67-180 Goodale Ave., Waialua 96791

The National Weather Service expects winds at least 40 mph, with gust over 60 mph.

Swells on the north and west shores continue to build to dangerous levels, with anticipated surf heights in the 40' to 60' range. This means surges can bring ocean water over beaches, benches and roadways -- creating the potential for significant damage.

Ocean Safety Lifeguards and other emergency officials continue to remind the public to stay away from affected shorelines or beaches.

If you experience severe weather, coastal inundations or other emergencies call 911 immediately.

Originally Posted on KITV

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