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Brown Water Advisory - Brown Water Advisory, Big Island from Kapoho lighthouse to Kalapana

Start Date: 2014-08-14

Cause: Hurricane Iselle

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory is issued for the Island of Hawai'i from Cape Kumukahi lighthouse to Kalapana due to the damage caused by Hurricane Iselle. Although the flood and storm water runoff may not be brown, the public is advised to stay out of inland and coastal waters in the affected areas due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Turbid water runoff have also been known to attract sharks due to possible dead animals being washed into the ocean.

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Sewage Spill - Waste Water spill at US Coast Guard Station Sand Island, OAHU

Start Date: 2014-08-11

Cause: Leaking pipe.

Detail: Approximately 100 gallons of sea water and waste water was discharged into Honolulu Harbor from a shore side leaking pipe that was undergoing repairs at the US Coast Guard Station at Sand Island. Public is advised to stay out of waters fronting the Coast Guard Station.

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