Hawai‘i Department of Transportation makes storms preparationsPosted on Jul 14, 2023 in Airports News, Harbors News, Highways News, Main, News
HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) takes steps to ensure preparedness for possible heavy storms and flooding across the island chain in the coming days.
With threatening weather in the forecast HDOT notifies contractors about potential storms and possible flooding. HDOT crews and the contractors they work with routinely check drains and bridges, also rockslide areas, and low-lying spots along freeways, highways, and roads.
Below is a list of sites across the state that are susceptible to rockfalls. HDOT crews routinely check these areas.
|Highway #||District||Highway Name||Begin MP||End MP|
Hawaii Belt Road
|19||Hawaii||Hawaii Belt Road||25.77||26.06|
|19||Hawaii||Hawaii Belt Road||21.6||21.85|
|19||Hawaii||Hawaii Belt Road||13||13.5|
|19||Hawaii||Hawaii Belt Road||14||14.5|
|19||Hawaii||Hawaii Belt Road||26.27||26.72|
At airports, our staff works with our tenants to ensure aircraft are secure, as well as other heavy equipment.
At harbors, our districts are in communication with the U.S. Coast Guard and will take appropriate action with harbor users and tenants should the U.S. Coast Guard determine the storm conditions require any port closures.
HDOT crews take proactive steps by topping off the gas tanks of work vehicles in the field, as well as generators at airports, harbors, and other facilities.
If bad weather impacts any of the islands, HDOT advises everyone follow directions from local emergency management. Travelers should check with their airlines and cruise lines about possible delays in arrival or departures.
If you come across a flooded road you’re advised to notify the police and not attempt to cross it. And if you see downed utility lines they should be treated as energized, and authorities should be notified.
The latest weather imagery across the islands can be found here.
Any emergency updates from HDOT will be posted to our social media sites
Facebook can be found https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDepartmentOfTransportation/
And Twitter https://twitter.com/DOTHawaii