A Brown Water Advisory has been issued for waters surrounding the East Hawaii Coastline on Hawaii Island.
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
A Brown Water Advisory has been issued at Hamakua coast to Keaukaha on Hawai‘i island.
Recent heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of floodwaters and stormwater runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris.
Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out.
Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.