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.