May all the highways stay safe and open. Whenever I get a text message from the Hawaii Police Department about a road closure that's expected to take a few hours, I know it has to be serious. As it happened this past Wednesday in Pahala when a two car crash left five people dead, I received several messages:
If you'd like to receive these alerts, as well as messages from the Hawaii County Civil Defense, get them through Nixle. The service is free but your phone service's data and message rates will apply. When you sign up, you can also designate the hours that you do not want to receive the alerts.
Let's hope that the only messages sent this weekend are high surf warnings.