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Brown water advisory for lower Puna coastline

According to county Civil Defense, a brown water advisory was issued for the lower Puna coastline from Cape Kumukahi lighthouse to Kalapana due to 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.

Police: No free generators

The Hawaii Police Department advises the public that there are no free generators being issued at the Pahoa Community Center or anywhere in Puna. Misinformation has been provided to the public from an unknown source.